Report: Marlins offered blockbuster deal for Carl Crawford
The Miami Marlins reportedly approached the Boston Red Sox regarding a blockbuster trade that would have sent third baseman Hanley Ramirez and relief pitcher Heath Bell to the Red Sox for outfielder Carl Crawford and a prospect, according to USA Today.
The only interested parties appear to be the Marlins, as ESPN's Buster Olney tweeted that the deal was briefly discussed, then immediately died.
The Red Sox claim that they have no plans to move Crawford, who has played in only two games this season after missing the first 89 games with multiple injuries.
"We have not offered Carl to a single team," Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said. "We have not pursued anything on Carl Crawford. Carl is our left fielder."
The Marlins, on the other hand, are likely looking to rebuild for next season, as they currently sit 9.0 games back in the NL East and 5.5 games back in the Wild-Card standings.