Source: Red Sox never engaged on Jason Heyward

Rob Bradford
November 17, 2014 - 7:56 am
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In some respects, it made some sense. Even with a glut of outfielders, the Red Sox' rumored interest in Braves outfielder Jason Heyward seemed plausible. If there was some juggling to the roster, a case to trade for the lefty hitter could be made. Heyward will be eligible for free agency following the 2015 season, but bringing along the 25 year old's offensive and defensive skill-set at the right price seemingly deserved some consideration. But, according to a major league source, the Red Sox never did go down that road. Monday, Heyward was dealt to the Cardinals, along with Jordan Walden, for pitcher Shelby Miller and prospect Tyrell Jenkins. The Red Sox, according the source, never engaged in trade talks with the Braves for the outfielder. Heyward is a two-time National League Gold Glove winner (having claimed the award for '14), while hitting .271 with 11 homers and a .735 OPS in 149 games last season.