Boston Red Sox
Not true, says agent Scott Boras.
“There are five or six teams who I have actively talked to concerning Stephen,” Boras told the Boston Globe. “Ben [Cherington, the Red Sox GM] and I have continued our dialogue and will continue to talk.
“I tell my clients all the time that free agency is a long process. It just doesn’t end at Christmas. It’s a January, February, and even a March process. Teams assess their needs, explore their trade options, and when things finally settle there’s still a free agent market for them to turn to. Ask the Red Sox what Stephen meant to their team.”