Red Sox gauging interest in Crawford
July 19, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
How’s this for a blockbuster?
The Boston Red Sox are contacting teams to gauge their trade interest in Crawford, according to major-league sources.
No trade appears close. Such a deal would be difficult to accomplish, given the size of Crawford’s contract and his lingering elbow problems. But the first lesson of the July 31 non-waiver deadline is that nothing is impossible.
The Red Sox, sources said, reached out to both the Marlins and Los Angeles Dodgers, though another source said that no discussions took place with the Dodgers. The Marlins, historically open to any possibility, would at least consider the idea, sources said.