Dave Dombrowski. (Rich Gagnon/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Dave Dombrowski's first-place Red Sox traded for Nathan Eovaldi to bolster the rotation, added second baseman Ian Kinsler for his offense and defense, and picked up Steve Pearce's bat to help against lefties.
"I think the feeling here is, this year, I don't know what will happen, but we have a chance to win, so we're all in," Dombrowski said.
But, no bullpen relief at yesterday's non-waiver trade deadline, despite reportedly coming close on Nationals righty Kelvin Herrera.
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Boston's president of baseball operations believes his pen can get the job done.
"We can always have more bullpen pieces, but we think, realistically, that our bullpen's pretty good," he said. "We think the improvements can come from within. When you start looking at players outside the organization that were available, we think we have comparable players internally, in most cases. We have three guys in particular--Tyler Thornburg has thrown the ball extremely well. Keeps getting better and better, he is healthy. Brazier has thrown the ball great for us. He's touching 99 last night with a good slider. And we all know the importance of Joe Kelly. We think we've found something mechanically, the last two outings have been good once again. You start talking about those three guys, Henry's throwing the ball well. Barnes is throwing the ball well. Kimbrel's one of the best closers, if not the best in the game of baseball."
The waiver trade deadline is August 31.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports