Friday, January 20, 2006
Crisp, who hit .300 with 16 homers and 70 RBIs while making $365,000 last season, is seeking more than $3 million in arbitration. The 26-year-old has been atop the Sox' list for some time.
The Sox also continue talks with other teams regarding a successor to Johnny Damon in center field, but a high-ranking Sox official shot down two rumors circulating yesterday.
One rumor making the rounds had Steve Finley, the Giants' fourth outfielder, coming to Boston for David Wells.
Another apparently inaccurate rumor had the Sox sending Arroyo to Cincinnati in a deal for Ken Griffey Jr., who is signed with the Reds through 2009 and could veto a deal to Boston.
(Fox, Globe, Internet)
-Red Sox Trade Rumor Hub