Red Sox deny shopping Carl Crawford

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Red Sox deny shopping Carl Crawford

Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington denied a foxsports.com report that the Sox have contacted other teams to gauge interest in left fielder Carl Crawford.

Theres nothing going on with Carl, Cherington told foxsports.com's Ken Rosenthal. Hes our left fielder and were glad to have him back in our lineup.

Rosenthal said sources told him the Sox had contacted the Marlins and Dodgers about Crawford, although another source said there were no talks with L.A.

Crawford, who played his first game of the year Monday after being hampered by wristelbowhamstring problems, is in the second year of a seven-year, 142 million contract.

Did Matt Barnes deserve 4 games for throwing at Manny Machado?

Did Matt Barnes deserve 4 games for throwing at Manny Machado?

Bob Ryan and Lou Merloni react to Matt Barnes being handed a 4-game suspension for throwing at Manny Machado, and whether he deserved it.

Matt Barnes gets 4-game suspension for throwing at Manny Machado

Matt Barnes gets 4-game suspension for throwing at Manny Machado

MLB has suspended and fined Boston Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes for throwing at the head of Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado. Barnes' suspension will last four games. His fine is an undisclosed amount.

Barnes has elected to appeal, and so his suspension will be postponed until the appeal process has finished.

Barnes' throw at Machado appeared to be a response to the Orioles third baseman's decision to slide cleats up into Pedroia, who left the game and has missed the two games that followed. He's still day-to-day. However, Pedroia vocally disapproved of Barnes' decision.