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Red Sox unlikely to sign top starters

Updated: December 6, 2011, 1:39 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

DALLAS -- Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington all but quashed reports that the team is still in the mix for left-handers C.J. Wilson or Mark Buehrle when he said the Sox are "less likely" to pursue "top-tier" free-agent starting pitchers.

"Never say never," Cherington said late Monday afternoon at baseball's winter meetings, "but I think it's more likely we'll be pursuing other options. You always want to stay involved, to the extent of having the latest information, keep your ...

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