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As currently constructed the Red Sox have Robby Scott as the lone left-handed reliever in the bullpen. Brian Johnson, Roenis Elias and possibly Eduardo Rodriguez provide internal backup options.
With the inexperience of the current lefties, Dave Dombrowski should explore the free-agent market inquire on Tony Watson.
Watson made a name for himself as one of the top left handed relievers over his 6-year career with the Pirates. He has averaged 68 appearances, 65.0 innings, 58 strikeouts, and only 8 walks. In addition, he’s posted a strong 7.9 K/9 ratio.
For his career, Watson has thrown a reasonable 453.0 innings to a 2.53 ERA with 30 career saves.
Despite finding success, he was not just a situational lefty. Right-handers hit a mere .280 against him in 2017.
The Red Sox sorely need experience at the back end of the bullpen and adding a guy like Tony Watson could provide that. The lefty can close games, as well as dominate in situational moments.
— Toros de Tijuana (@TorosDeTijuana) October 26, 2017
Robby Scott provided flashes of brilliance in 2017, but was largely overshadowed by repetitive inconsistency. In April & May, he posted a 1.93 and 1.23 ERA. Despite early success, he subsequently posted a 4.05 / 5.64 / 3.18 / 8.10 ERA to close the season.
The Red Sox need consistency and while they seem likely to move Brian Johnson to the bullpen, adding an arm like Tony Watson could solve a lot of problems.