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ARLINGTON, TEXAS - JULY 07: Kyle Gibson #44 of the Texas Rangers pitches against the Detroit Tigers in the top of the first inning at Globe Life Field on July 07, 2021 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

The clock is quickly ticking as the MLB trade deadline approaches. Teams have until 4 p.m. on Friday to make trades. Chaim Bloom and company have already brought one new player to Boston – Kyle Schwarber. Now, according to MLB Network’s Jon Morosi, the Red Sox are in communication with the Rangers’ for starting pitcher Kyle Gibson.

Gibson has spent nine seasons in the majors, mostly with Minnesota, but most recently with Texas. This season, the righty is 6-3 with a 2.87 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP, 94 strikeouts and 41 walks. He’s pitched 113 innings.

Besides first base, starting pitching is a major need for the Red Sox. Garrett Richards, Nick Pivetta and Martin Perez haven’t been up to snuff for a team who is very well in the hunt for the World Series. Chris Sale is slowly rehabbing his way back to the major leagues, which will help Boston’s rotation, but they need more. Adding Gibson would be exactly what the Sox need.