Wood, activated by Indians, possible Sox target

The Indians have activated reliever Kerry Wood, who was on the disabled list with a blister on his right index finger.

This is a player the Red Sox might monitor for a few days to see how his finger is doing. Wood could be had for minimal player price but you’d have to be willing to pick up the remainder of the $10.5 million remaining on his contract and deal with an option year next year. Wood hadn’t had a great year, but he still throws hard and had allowed only one run over his last six outings before shutting it down on July 11th.

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The Red Sox are looking for an impactful reliever and not just a guy. The Rays just traded for D-Backs reliever Chad Qualls, who hasn’t pitched well all season.

Wood would likely pass through waivers after the non-waiver deadline expires at 4 p.m. because of his price tag.

Wood is intriguing because of his power arm and his experience. He would have to be wiling to be a 7th inning reliever for the last 50something games.

Just someone to watch.

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