Red Sox Contact Rangers About Beckett

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BOSTON (CBS SPORTS) – The Red Sox have called at least the Rangers and Braves to gauge interest in Josh Beckett.

While a trade for Beckett has seemed unlikely for a variety of reasons, the presumption is that he’s willing to consider waiving his no-trade clause for at least those two contending teams. Beckett is also from Texas.

A trade still probably isn’t very likely as there are a number of factors to weigh, foremost among them the $38 million left on Beckett’s contract through 2014. His reputation and attitude will also be considered by any interested team.

The big money left means Beckett could probably pass through waivers and be traded after Tuesday’s deadline. But Boston likely doesn’t want Beckett trade talks lingering.

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