Red Sox GM Ben Cherington hasn’t gotten a lot of inquiries about his pitchers at Winter Meetings

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Trade talk dominated the first day of the Winter Meetings according to executives from several teams, a byproduct of so many high-profile free agents making decisions last week.

For the Red Sox, though, inquiries on their starting pitchers have yet to pick up.

“There’s been a handful of teams that have been calling since the beginning of the offseason and that hasn’t really changed since some of the free agents have gone off the board,” general manager Ben Cherington said Monday.

The Sox have six starters on their roster, seven if you count Brandon Workman. Trading one could bring a good return.

But it’s also appealing to go into spring training with the depth to protect against injuries.

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