He's been terrible over the past two seasons, and hasn't been able to stay healthy. In 10 starts in '06 he was 1-5 with a 5.11 ERA, in '07 he was 6-8 with a 6.34 ERA in 19 games. Here's another reason not to worry about this deal:
According to MLB Trade Rumors the Red Sox are also interested in free agent pitcher Freddy Garcia.
Rob Bradford of the Boston Herald reports that free agent pitcher Freddy Garcia is in the Red Sox clubhouse today. He believes it's more than just a visit; the Red Sox may be evaluating his health. No signing appears close though. Garcia may have a dozen teams to choose from if he proves healthy and markets himself around June.
Michael Silverman confirms that Boston's training and rehab staff took a look at Garcia.