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Mulder's almost ready, Part XIV

Stop me if you've heard this one before, but Mark Mulder's agent says the former Cardinals lefty is just days away from being ready to pitch competitively at the major league level.

Commence breath holding...

The Red Sox are desperate for lefty relief help and have cash to burn, so they may be willing to take a flier on Mulder... Despite the fact that he has been able to get back to form after 2 1/2 years of recovery.

Mulder has been doing bullpen sessions with Rick Peterson, his former pitching coach with the Athletics and claims that he will be ready to hit the field as soon as he inks a contract... Presuming his arm doesn't fall off as he signs his name.