Beckett being shopped and the Rangers aren’t running away
The Red Sox have made it known they are willing to trade right-handed pitcher Josh Beckett. The Rangers are at least listening to what they have to say.
Said one industry source on the Rangers potential interest: “It hasn’t been ruled out.”
Beckett is signed for this year and the next two at a salary of $15.75 million per season.
He is 5-9 with a 4.57 ERA. He is 32 years old. He has a reputation for pitching well in the post-season, which may intrigue the Rangers.
Maybe the Red Sox pick up enough money to make it worthwhile to the Rangers.
Still seems unlikely but it’s obvious the Rangers are very busy and looking at multiple options as the trade deadline approaches.