The Red Sox have a history of taking chances on talented pitchers with a history of injury, or who are in fact returning from injury.á Going as far back as Luis Tiant, and later Bret Saberhagen, the Red Sox have rolled the dice with pitchers on the comeback trail. More recently, the Red Sox made modest investments in pitchers such as Wade Miller (4 wins, 18 starts, 4.95 ERA), Bartolo Colon (4 wins, 7 starts, 3.92 ERA), Brad Penny (7 wins, 24 starts, 5.61 ERA), and John Smoltz (2 wins, 8 starts, 8.33 ERA). None of these gambles worked out or paid off.á This winter, there are an assortment of similar pitchersùtalented but injury proneùlooking for work. Pitchers like Ben Sheets, Mark Mulder, and Kelvim Escbobar are all available and seeking an opportunity to regain their previous form. Th ...
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