They know Manny in Japan, too

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They know Manny in Japan, too

Apparently, they know about Manny being Manny in Japan, too

Jayson Stark of espn.com reported Thursday that the ex-Red Sox slugger had a tryout in Florida a few weeks ago for the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, but, according to a source, "it didn't go well."

And why not?

"The Japanese don't like 'baggage' in a player," the source told Stark, "no matter how talented he might be."

Report: Red Sox acquire Chris Sale

Report: Red Sox acquire Chris Sale

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- The Red Sox -- who came away with the top starting pitcher (David Price) and top reliever (Craig Kimbrel) last offseason -- apparently have done it again.

According to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Sox have acquired White Sox ace left-hander Chris Sale for four prospects. Two have been identified (infielder Yoan Moncada and pitcher Michael Kopech) and two are as-yet unnamed:

More to come . . .