Sox target Jake Odorizzi seeking this contract in free agency


So far this offseason, the Red Sox have been able to bolster their depth with a couple of minor moves, but they've come up short when it comes to higher-profile pieces.

Signing Jake Odorizzi would change that -- and now we're learning what it might take to get that deal done.

The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reports that the 30-year-old is expecting to sign a three-year contract worth between $36 million and $42 million. That report comes on the heels of news that the Sox have "serious interest" in adding Odorizzi, who has spent the past three seasons with the Twins.

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Odorizzi would provide a needed upgrade to a Red Sox rotation short on reliable arms entering the 2021 season. Though he only threw 13.2 innings due to injuries last season, the righty earned All-Star honors for the Twins in his last full season, when he went 15-7 with a 3.51 ERA and a career-high 178 strikeouts over 159 innings in 2019. 

Boston's starting pitching search isn't limited to Odorizzi. The Sox are also interested in two-time Cy Young award winner Corey Kluber, who is set to throw in front of interested teams -- including the Red Sox -- one week from Wednesday in Florida.

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