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Rumor: Braves talking to the Red Sox about Jacoby Ellsbury

Jul 31, 2010, 3:21 PM EDT

This is still only at the random chatter stage, but I’ve seen a couple of people in the Twitterverse who work and/or talk with people who Know Things — the latest being Brent Gambill of MLB Network Radio — say that the Braves are talking to the Red Sox about Jacoby Ellsbury.

I could talk myself into that as a Braves fan, though from both a health standpoint (he’s been hurt all year) and a production standpoint (he hasn’t hit when he’s played, and really hasn’t hit a ton since he’s been up) I’m not sure he fills the Braves’ needs for an outfield bat at this very moment.  Worth noting, however, that most Red Sox sources have said that Theo isn’t doing much of anything today, so this might just be smoke.

Tick tock.

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