Elite Britton Colquitt Jersey METAIRIE, La. — The New Orleans Saints got a visit from an old friend Sunday, a source told ESPN’s Adam Caplan: free-agent quarterback Chase Daniel.
Elite Bishop Sankey Jersey Daniel, 30, spent four years backing up Drew Brees in New Orleans early in his career before moving on to higher-paying backup jobs with the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles.
The Saints have a veteran backup they like, Luke McCown, who is due $1.5 million in the final year of his contract. But they always valued Daniel, and he is five years younger than McCown.
The Red Sox’s pitching depth is already being tested. Veteran right-hander Clay Buchholz was dealt to the Philadelphia Phillies for minor league infielder Josh Tobias in December in order to create payroll flexibility, and lefty David Price has not yet made a spring training start because of elbow stiffness and is set to open the season on the disabled list. The Sox still have five major league starters (Rick Porcello, Chris Sale, Eduardo Rodriguez, Steven Wright and Pomeranz), but Triple-A option Henry Owens has slid on the depth chart during a horrendous spring in which he is overhauling his mechanics.
If Pomeranz is not ready to begin the season on time, veteran right-hander Kyle Kendrick likely would be first in line to take his spot. Kendrick hasn’t allowed a run in 15 consecutive spring training innings and has a 1.50 ERA in 18 innings overall.
Pomeranz is expected to be re-evaluated Monday. Farrell told reporters that it’s “too early to speculate” on whether Pomeranz will miss his next start.
The Red Sox acquired Pomeranz from the San Diego Padres last July for 19-year-old pitching prospect Anderson Espinoza. An investigation by Major League Baseball revealed that the Padres failed to disclose Pomeranz’s accurate medical information, but the Red Sox declined the chance to rescind the trade.