With the start of spring training now less than two weeks away, the Red Sox have filled most of their roster needs.
The return of Mitch Moreland gives them a lefty first baseman. The signing of Kevin Plawecki gave them a veteran backup catcher. Martin Perez filled a spot in the rotation.
But one area the Red Sox have yet to address is starting pitching depth. Over the course of a long season, teams usually need as many as 10 or more starting pitchers to account for injuries and under-performance. The Sox have a few options still in the organization, including Brian Johnson and Hector Velazquez.
But neither was effective in 2019, and Johnson, in fact, is now off the 40-man roster after being designated for assignment earlier in the offseason.
The Sox have plenty of options still available to them on the free-agent market and, at this late date, could probably get most of them on minor league deals with invites to spring training.