ESPN is reporting that the Rockies, Giants and Marlins are interested in Brad Penny, who will become a free agent once he clears waivers.
He has been put on release waivers by the Red Sox. It is unlikely that any team will claim Penny off waivers given they would have to absorb the remainder of his contract — roughly $1 million. By waiting until he’s a free agent, Penny can be had for the prorated minimum for the rest of the season.
The Post reported that the Yankees have an interest. The Yankees claimed Penny off trade waivers earlier this month, but that could have been a blocking move.
Penny seems like a classic type of pitcher who would fare far better in the NL than the AL. But he could represent an upgrade over Sergio Mitre, who starts Saturday.