Cherington: No plans to trade Beckett

Cherington: No plans to trade Beckett
October 27, 2011, 11:52 am
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Josh Beckett's alleged clubhouse misbehavior in 2011 isn't going to prompt the Red Sox to look into trading him.

New Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington, in fact, was adamant in his denial at the very suggestion.

"I don't believe that's true," Cherington replied when Michael Felger suggested Beckett "doesn't want it anymore" during an interview Wednesday on 98.5 The Sports Hub's 'Felger and Mazz' show. "I believe he does."

"You bring back Josh Beckett because he was one of the best pitchers in the American League this year," Cherington said, later adding:

"I don't believe that anyone in our clubhouse should be judged on one moment, one incident of behavior. That's not how we judge people."