Teams are calling Red Sox about extra starting pitchers

Clay Buchholz would likely bring a considerable return in a trade.
Clay Buchholz would likely bring a considerable return in a trade. –Globe Staff/Barry Chin

One team that contacted the Red Sox Wednesday about their starting pitching surplus was told that only Clay Buchholz is available in a trade.

That certainly makes sense, as Buchholz is due to earn $13.5 million after the Red Sox exercised his 2017 option. That also indicates the Sox aren’t inclined to deal lefthander Drew Pomeranz, even though he may not crack the starting five.

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