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Giancarlo Stanton's agent: Red Sox never made an offer

Rob Bradford
December 11, 2017 - 4:07 pm

BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Well, this was an interesting turn.

While everyone was wondering why Giancarlo Stanton didn't put the Red Sox on his list of preferred teams to land with, it appears the point was moot. Speaking at the MLB winter meetings, Stanton's agent, Joel Wolfe, said that Boston never showed interest in acquiring the outfielder.

"Boston was never presented to us as an option," Wolfe said after his client was introduced as the newest New York Yankee. "To my knowledge, Boston never had any interest in him. Not that they don't love him as a player, but they never tried to make a deal with the Marlins."

When asked if he was surprised the Red Sox didn't make a play for Stanton, Wolfe said he wasn't, citing the trio of Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Andrew Benintendi.

Also of note was Wolfe's assertion that the Red Sox told him they were heading in another direction this offseason in regards to what was being pursued.

"We were told at the GM meetings they were looking for pitching and other areas," said Wolfe, who added, "It just didn't look like it was going to be a priority. They were prioritizing pitching."

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