6:21pm: Rob Bradford passes along that the WEEI Twitter account we were sourced was a rather elaborate hoax. Twitter complicates things, but we apologize for being duped, and we're going to push harder to keep our sources verified.
5:40pm: Well isn't this ridiculous. Rob Bradford at WEEI tweets: "I have not reported anything. Somebody is hacking into my account."
5:26pm: Rob Bradford at WEEI reports that the Red Sox are close to a deal that would net Cliff Lee from the Indians for Michael Bowden, Josh Reddick and another prospect. Stay tuned.