A rather scary story from the Globe:
The righthander, out since June 17 with a muscle strain in his lower back, didn’t even respond positively when asked whether he would return this season.
“I mean, I think we’re doing everything we can to get to that point,” he said. “It’s tough on me. Just for that fact that I thought it was going to be 15-day stint [on the disabled list] and it would be over and done with and it hasn’t been that..
The two main things I have read about the Sox before the trade deadline center around either a right handed bat or starting pitching.
Personally, I thing the starting pitching is a much more pressing need.