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Red Sox Out Of Picture On Edwin Jackson?

In Edwin Jackson, agent Scott Boras has a 28-year-old free agent innings eater with a touch of upside.  Weeks before pitchers and catcher report, Boras has been unable to work his usual magic.  Rumor has it a one-year deal is more likely than multiyear; here's the latest...

  • The Red Sox are "most likely out of the picture" for Jackson, a baseball source tells Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com.  The Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo reported yesterday Boston was in the $5-6MM range on a one-year deal, and Edes says Jackson has "better deals on the table from other clubs."  Though it happened with Carlos Pena, a pay cut for Jackson would be a tough pill for Boras to swallow.  The righty earned $8.35MM last year.  If Jackson lands under $10MM on a one-year deal, his signing will likely be heralded as one of the offseason's best from a team point-of-view.

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