Crawford on trade rumors: 'Nothing really surprises me anymore'

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Crawford on trade rumors: 'Nothing really surprises me anymore'

BOSTON Before being activated from the disabled list, Carl Crawford said he was looking forward to just playing baseball and not answering questions about the injuries that had kept him on the sidelines all season.
That will have to wait for at least one more day. While Crawfords injuries were not the topic on the minds of the media that gathered around him, neither was his on-field play.
Crawford, who was activated Monday and is batting .571 (4-for-7) with an RBI and three stolen bases, was named today in trade rumors between the Red Sox and Marlins.
I hadnt really heard too much about it, but theres really nothing to say about it, he said. Just have to get ready to play every day. When those kind of things come up you just shrug it off.
Yeah, I was surprised, still surprised right now. But theres nothing you can really say about that.
Anythings possible so you cant really, nothing really surprises me anymore.
Crawford was asked if he enjoys playing in Boston.
Yeah, I like playing here so far when youre doing well, he said. When youre doing well this is the best place to play.

Source: Sox seek smaller pieces, not big names, at trade deadline

Source: Sox seek smaller pieces, not big names, at trade deadline

BOSTON -- According to an N.L. talent evaluator who is familiar with some of the Red Sox ongoing talks with teams leading up to the non-waiver trade deadline, the Sox seem focused on adding a bullpen piece and/or back-end starters.

The need for the former is rather obvious, given the current injuries to Criag Kimbrel and Koji Uehara. The Sox can use some upgrades and another experienced arm to guide them through the final two months.

As for the rotation, it's not a surprise that the Sox aren't serious bidders for more glamorous names like Chris Sale, since that would require them to gut their farm system.

But the team's starter depth is perilous, with only Clay Buchholz in reserve. It makes perfect sense that the Sox would be seeking someone else to help provide them with insurance against further injuries or under-performance.

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