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Source: Josh Beckett on the block

Updated: July 30, 2012, 6:43 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

NEW YORK -- Two days before Tuesday's trading deadline, all appeared quiet on the Red Sox front, although one major league executive insisted Sunday night that the team is looking for a buyer for starting pitcher Josh Beckett.

"They're trying to dump him," the executive said, "but I don't think anyone would touch him without a big discount."

Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington downplayed the possibility of the team trading Beckett on Friday in an interview with Boston ...

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