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Will anyone bite on Red Sox players?

Posted by Nick Cafardo, Globe Staff  August 24, 2012 11:45 AM

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The roster deadline is approaching and there are now some interesting Red Sox names out there on the waiver wire.

Today, according to a major league source, Jon Lester and Jacoby Ellsbury were the latest Red Sox to be placed on trade (or revocable) waivers. On Thursday, Josh Beckett went through and on Tuesday it was Adrian Gonzalez.

We'll monitor the possibility of claims put in on these players. Both Gonzalez and Beckett should or could draw some interest from contenders. The Dodgers are always a possibility with Gonzalez and Beckett.

Beckett could also draw interest from contending teams like the Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers, and the Atlanta Braves.

The Braves inquired about Lester earlier this season while Ellsbury has always been a favorite of the Washington Nationals.

If anyone put a claim on Beckett, would the Sox pull him back or try to save the big money and use it toward another free-agent pitcher this offseason?

With the other players, the Sox would likely pull them back if they couldn't receive a "to-die-for" offer of players in a trade.

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