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Fri, 01/20/2012 - 7:01pm  

Source: Nothing imminent with Scutaro trade

According to a major league source, nothing is imminent involving a trade for Marco Scutaro between the Red Sox and Rockies.

Earlier in the day, Troy Renck of the Denver Post initially tweeted, "the Rockies are close to acquiring Boston's Marco Scutaro." However, later on Renck tweeted that while the Red Sox and Rockies had discussed a trade for Scutaro, "it appears now won't happen."

Last season Scutaro posted career-highs in both batting average (.299) and slugging percentage (.423) in 113 games played. Boston exercised Scutaro's $6 million option, the final year of his contract, back on Oct. 30.

One possible motivation for any move involving Scutaro would be to free up payroll, with the shortstop schedule to make $6 million in 2012. While there have been reports that the Red Sox have expressed interest in White Sox starting pitcher Gavin Floyd (who will make $7 million in '12) and free agent outfielder Cody Ross, according to a source neither move could be made unless a trade was made to offer budgetary relief.

For more Red Sox news, visit the team page at weei.com/redsox.




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