With FoxSports.com reporting the Rangers are perhaps on the verge of acquiring Cubs starter Matt Garza (with the Dodgers still believed to be in the mix), industry sources explained that the Red Sox hadn’t been deep into negotiations for the pitcher due to their unwillingness to part with any top-tier prospects for the starter.

One source explained that the Red Sox’ hesitancy to include any top-level minor-leaguers for Garza stemmed from a lack of motivation to offer the 29-year-old a contract extension,