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Sabathia not on Boston's agenda

Posted by Nick Cafardo, Globe Staff  November 5, 2008 04:48 PM

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DANA POINT, Calif. -- CC Sabathia's agent, Greg Genske, indicated earlier that he had not met with the Red Sox on Sabathia. While the Sox might explore some discussions on the big lefty, right now it doesn't seem to be in the plans.

Sabathia, who is from the San Francisco area, would like to be on the West Coast. The Angels and Dodgers are interested.

Sabathia was offered a 5-year, $100 million deal by the Brewers last weekend, but will seek other deals.

Jim Munsey, the agent for Texas catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, indicated moments ago that the elbow strain his client had has subsided and he will begin playing winter ball in the Dominican for Escogido on Nov. 15.

Agent Scott Boras had eight meetings planned today, one with the Red Sox.

Boras continued to speak about Jason Varitek and Manny Ramirez. The Ramirez theme was more of how Ramirez pays for himself because of increased attendance, citing the 5,000-6,000 more fans per game he put in the seats at Dodger Stadium upon his arrival.

The Varitek theme of being a winning ballplayer and helping the Sox become what they've become was again the meat of his talk on the catcher.

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