Record: 59–49, .546,
Standings: 1 game ahead in AL East
Playoff Odds: 79.3%
First base might be their bigger need, given the continued presence of Mitch "Offensive Threat" Moreland and his 94 OPS+, but with the Yankees playing in that pool as well, they can block a player like Yonder Alonso from reaching Boston. And with David Price currently on the disabled list due to his second bout of forearm woes, another starter would help.
Recall that Sanchez (whom the Red Sox signed out of Venezuela in 2001) was signed to his current deal by Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski. The 33-year-old righty has been lit for a 5.83 ERA and 5.16 FIP overall, but since returning from a Triple-A assignment, he's delivered a 4.37 ERA/3.88 FIP over eight starts, the last of them a two-run effort over 6 2/3 innings against the Yankees on August 1. If the Tigers are desperate enough to eat most of the $10 million he's currently owed (he's making $16 million this year, with a $5 million buyout for next year), he's probably available for a song.