Toucher & Rich: Pete Abraham On Josh Beckett Rumors

July 30, 2012 12:00 AM
Toucher & Rich: Pete Abraham On Josh Beckett Rumors
" BOSTON (CBS) – With rumors of the Red Sox shopping Josh Beckett over the weekend, The Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham joined 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich Monday morning to discuss any potential deal.

While the Red Sox called teams like the Rangers and Braves, it doesn’t appear that they are close to anything, and this was likely the team exploring around baseball to see if there are any suitors for the 5-9 Beckett.

Reports: Red Sox Shopping Josh Beckett?

“The fact that they called around, I don’t know if that means they’re actively looking to dump him, but I think if they could they would,” said Abraham. “It’s not the kind of thing where they’re picking through offers to get the best one at this point. I think it’s them seeing if there’s a market for this guy, and finding out there’s not much of a market.”

Reports say a deal is very unlikely, and Abraham agrees with that sentiment thanks to the $37.3 million due to Beckett over the next two-plus years "

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