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Source: Red Sox won't deal Beckett

Updated: July 31, 2012, 10:39 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox will not trade Josh Beckett before Tuesday's 4 p.m. deadline, a team source said late Monday night. And while the club fielded numerous inquiries about the availability of outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, the MVP runner-up who is eligible for free agency after the 2013 season, the club has no plans at this time to trade him.

In addition, the Red Sox have abandoned any plans to trade outfielder Ryan Sweeney after he injured the pinkie finger on his throwing ...

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