Red Sox Interested in Bringing Starter Back for 2023 Season

He signed a one-year deal with the Boston Red Sox last December. 

Starter Rich Hill said on The Bradfo Sho podcast earlier this week that he's had preliminary talks with the Red Sox about returning to Boston next season. 

The two sides reportedly have ''mutual interest'' in getting a deal done for next season. The forty-two-year-old will be a free agent at the end of the season. 

Hill mentioned that being able to stay home ''would be great,'' as the veteran starter is a native of Massachusetts. 

Hill posted a 4.27 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, and 109 strikeouts over 124 innings of work this past season, leading to an 8-7 record. 

The Red Sox will need some rotation help for the 2023 season, as starters Nathan Eovaldi and Michael Wacha are also pending free agents. That leaves Nick Pivetta, Brayan Bello and Chris Sale as rotation options for next season, although Sale can't seem to stay healthy. In addition, the Red Sox used Garrett Whitlock, Kutter Crawford and Josh Winckowski at times last season, but all of them were very inconsistent and not guaranteed to get a rotation spot for the 2023 season. 

The Red Sox are in one of the toughest divisions in all of baseball and will need all the help they can get in their rotation. Now, Rich Hill might not be the most appealing option, but the veteran has a decent floor and would help solidify the rotation a bit while the Red Sox look elsewhere to further bolster their rotation.

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