Hideki Okajima, Eric Gagne and Jonathan Pabelbon will shorten the game for Boston, that’s for sure.
The Yankees have to hope Joba Chamberlain can be effective in a late-inning role.
The Red Sox are sending OF David Murphy and LHP Kason Gabbard to Texas for a player they will probably have for two months. It’s a hefty price.
The trade is contingent on financial considerations. But given the cozy relationship Scott Boras has with Boston, that shouldn’t be an issue.
Back with more as it develops.