The Marlins and Red Sox already made one blockbuster deal involving Hanley Ramirez in 2005. According to sources, they are not on the verge of making another.
A Marlins source shot down a USA Today report on Wednesday which indicated the team was in discussions with Boston to trade Ramirez and Heath Bell to the Red Sox for outfielder Carl Crawford.
According to the source, the Marlins are waiting to see how the team performs the rest of this road trip before deciding whether to buy, sell or stand pat at the July 31 nonwaiver trade deadline.
"There are no discussions with anybody for anyone,'' the source said.
The Marlins might have floated the idea of the trade to the Red Sox at one time, an American League source said, but it was "dismissed immediately.''
The Red Sox remained interested in Ramirez, even after trading him and pitcher Anibal Sanchez to the Marlins for Josh Beckett, Mike Lowell and Guillermo Mota. Boston once approached the Marlins about reacquiring Ramirez several years ago.
Miami Marlins not looking to trade Hanley Ramirez
Miami Herald | Jul 19