MassLive.com’s Chris Cotillo broke the news on Tuesday night that Zack Godley will likely be signing with the Boston Red Sox. He is a starting pitcher that was released from the Detroit Tigers on Monday and Chaim Bloom was on him once that move happened.
Source: Red Sox are closing in on a deal with right-hander Zack Godley.https://t.co/qeMVFazKQ6— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) July 15, 2020
Godley was a starter for the Diamondbacks and got on some people’s radar with his 2017 season when he posted his only ERA (in a full season) under 4. But since then he hasn’t been a very reliable starter, as last season he pitched to a 5.97 ERA between Arizona and Toronto.
Godley will add more depth to the Red Sox depleted rotation. Chris Sale is out for the year with Tommy John surgery, David Price was traded to LA, which left two big holes that are being filled by Ryan Weber and Brian Johnson (likely) in the three and four spots in the rotation.
Then, Eduardo Rodriguez tested positive for the corona virus, opening up the fifth spot for an opener.
So, Godley should be competing to be in the fifth spot in the rotation since the first four spots seem to be pretty set until E-Rod comes back.
Nathan Eovaldi will start Game 1 vs the Orioles on July 24 at 7:30 ET, Martin Perez will toe the rubber in Game 2, Ryan Weber will go Game 3 with Johnson going in the fourth game of the season.
Godley, at worst, will provide the Red Sox with more depth at the back of the rotation this season.
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