September 23, 2011
The Boston Red Sox are struggling right now, falling from what once looked like a lock to make the postseason to just two games ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays in the American League wild-card race. They've gone 3-7 in their last 10.
The word is that the Sox were ready to place their hopes for at least one victory in the hands of a fella who is 11-12 this season with a 4.55 ERA. The New York Post reports that the Sox were trying earlier this week to get New York Mets pitcher Chris Capuano(notes) onto their roster in a waiver deal so he could face the New York Yankees Sunday.
Capuano pitched Thursday for the Mets and "as recently as Tuesday" the team had a backup starter in place in case the deal came through, the Post reports.
"The deal never materialized because the Mets were not satisfied with Boston's offer of cash for Capuano, who can become a free agent after the season," the paper reports.
Capuano, a Massachusetts native who was a Red Sox fan as a kid, said, "I'm glad I didn't know about it," the Post reports.