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NEW YORK — David Ross, who was Brian McCann’s backup in Atlanta, said during the offseason that McCann told him he considered coming to Boston as a free agent.
But what the Red Sox discussed with McCann was one of those deals that are good enough to refuse. Sounds like what they’re doing with Jon Lester, too, after a report surfaced that the club offered a four-year, $70 million deal the lefthander refused before putting the talks on hold.
The Red Sox do their due diligence on free agents and they explored McCann, but then realized they weren’t going to go all the way to get it done.