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Red Sox News – Clarifying Carl Crawford’s contract and the Yankees

adsense Red Sox News   Clarifying Carl Crawford’s contract and the Yankees

Over the weekend, a report in the Chicago Tribune suggested that, should the Red Sox trade Carl Crawford over the course of his seven-year, $142 million contract, the deal mandates that the team acquiring him would be prohibited from subsequently dealing the outfielder to the Yankees. However, a team source said that the report was inaccurate, and that there is no such contract clause.

Crawford’s deal does include the standard no-trade language that the Sox include in contracts with free agents, giving him the right to choose two teams to whom he can veto a trade while giving the Sox the right to choose one team. The Sox frequently choose the Yankees as the team on the no-trade list, insofar as that minimizes the impact on their trade options, since the Sox have not consummated a deal with the Yankees since trading Mike Stanley for Tony Armas Jr. and Jim Mecir in 1997.

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