98.5 The Sports Hub staff report
The Boston Red Sox are among the teams pursuing recently released starting pitcher Zack Godley, according to a report from MassLive.com’s Chris Cotillo.
Signed to a minor-league with a non-roster invitation this past offseason, the 30-year-old Godley hits the open market after posting a 4-5 record and 5.97 ERA in 33 games (nine starts) between the Diamondbacks and Blue Jays in 2019.
Before that lackluster 2019 season, Godley won a career-high 15 games for the 2018 Diamondbacks, which were tied for the most on the Arizona staff. Godley also ranked third on the team in strikeouts with 185.
Overall, the right-handed Godley has posted a 37-30 record and a 4.68 ERA in 128 career games.
Boston’s search for starting pitching depth is hardly a surprise, really, as the team could begin the year without Eduardo Rodriguez, who tested positive for COVID-19 before the start of camp. The Sox will also be without Chris Sale for the entire season due to Tommy John surgery, and they lost David Price and Rick Porcello this offseason.
The Red Sox will begin their 2020 season on July 24 against the Baltimore Orioles.