Boston Red Sox Look To Be Out Of The Edwin Jackson Race – UPDATE
UPDATE – As stated below, nothing was confirmed. Now Alex Speier of WEEI has a source of his own, who is reporting the Red Sox are still speaking with both Edwin Jackson and Roy Oswalt. Buster Olney of ESPN is tweeting that the Red Sox appear to be playing the waiting game with both pitchers.- [blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/#!/Buster_ESPN/status/164805942406422528"]
Nothing is confirmed but Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston is reporting a source has told him (link here) the Boston Red Sox appear to be out of the running for free agent right hander Edwin Jackson. Yesterday, the talk was that Jackson had multiple three year -deal offers on the tables from a few unknown teams – one is believed to be the Baltimore Orioles- but that he would most likely take a one year deal to boost his stock for 2013. The Boston Red Sox were one of those teams to offer the right handed starter a one year deal said to be in the “$5-6 million range“. Had Jackson accepted that would have represented a huge bargain for the Sox due to the fact that he made a little less than $8.4 million in 2011.
Jackson is still said to be leaning towards taking a one year deal, most likely in the $10 million dollar range.