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Red Sox won’t trade Josh Beckett or Jacoby Ellsbury

Jul 31, 2012, 12:21 AM EDT

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Despite all of the rumors, the Red Sox aren’t expected to deal Josh Beckett in advance of Tuesday’s 4 p.m. trade deadline and probably won’t ship out Jacoby Ellsbury either, ESPNBoston.com’s Gordon Edes reports.

The Red Sox discussed Beckett with the Rangers, but the talks went nowhere, according to reports. Because Beckett will make $31.5 million between 2013 and ’14, he is likely to clear waivers, meaning the Red Sox could still deal him next month.

Ellsbury, on the other hand, won’t be clearing waivers, and while the Red Sox have fielded several inquiries, they have no plans to trade last year’s AL MVP runner-up. Ellsbury will be eligible for free agency for the first time after next year, and the Red Sox figure to make a bid to re-sign him this winter, though he’s likely to want Carl Crawford money.

 

  1. willclarkgameface - Jul 31, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    It’s not that they don’t want to trade Texas tough guy Josh Beckett. They simply can’t. No one wants him. He hasn’t put on a good display the last 12 months between chicken and beer and this entire season. Boston is stuck with him and will continue to suck as long as that cancer walks into the clubhouse.

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