5 years ago

Jon Heyman of hears that the Red Sox "have been rebuffing Jacoby Ellsbury inquiries so far."

Some had speculated that the Sox would barter Ellsbury for pitching help, but they don't have as much of a need now after signing Ryan Dempster. Ellsbury is set to earn a healthy paycheck in his final year of arbitration before hitting free agency next winter, but it appears the Sox are content to hang on to him and take a draft pick if they lose him.