Red Sox Rumors 2012: Derek Lowe Wants To Return; Carl Crawford On Waivers

Derek Lowe made it known in a radio interview on Thursday that he would be interested in a return to the Boston Red Sox, and "if it makes sense," the Sox will do it. Boston also placed $142 million-dollar outfielder Carl Crawford on waivers.

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Craig Breslow Traded To Red Sox, Diamondbacks Acquire Matt Albers, Scott Podsednik

Needing to figure out if they're playoff contenders or trade deadline sellers, the Boston Red Sox made a small move Tuesday, as they made a move for left-handed reliever Craig Breslow in a deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The deal was first reported by John Gambadoro, a talk-show radio host in Phoenix, who also reported the Diamondbacks received outfielder Scott Podsednik and reliever Matt Albers from the Red Sox.

Breslow is a lefty reliever who did spend the 2006 season with Boston. This season, the soon-to-be 32-year-old has compiled a 2-0 record with a 2.70 ERA.

Meanwhile, the right-handed Albers had similar numbers (2-0, 2.29 ERA) with the Red Sox, while Podsednik has played just 19 games at the major league level this season. Podsednik is expected to be sent down to the minor leagues.

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MLB Trade Rumors: Jon Lester Not On Trading Block Despite Struggles

It still hard to tell whether or not the Boston Red Sox will choose to be buyers or sellers at the MLB trade deadline (July 31). But one thing is for certain, , ESPN.com's Gordon Edes is reporting, Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester is not on the trading block.

Despite his disappointing performance, the Red Sox will not trade Lester, a major league source said Wednesday, further reinforcing the team's decision to push for a playoff spot in 2012.

Currently, the left-hander is carrying a career-worst ERA of 5.46 and is coming off his worst MLB outing -- a four-inning, 10-hit, 11-run performance against the Toronto Blue Jays.

"[My confidence] obviously not as high as its highest it’s ever been," Lester told the Boston media on Sunday. "The thing is no one is going to feel sorry for me. I have to go out and pitch better. I have to pitch better. I’m not worried about my confidence, I’m not worried about my mechanics. I’m not worried about anything but just trying to execute pitches, and I’m not doing that."

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Brent Lillibridge Traded To Indians: Boston Acquires Pitcher Jose De La Torre

All traces of Kevin Youkilis left the city of Boston Tuesday, as the Red Sox and Cleveland Indians swapped players in a minor trade. For utility player Brent Lillibridge, who was acquired by Boston in the Youkilis deal with the Chicago White Sox, the Red Sox acquired minor-league relief pitcher Jose De La Torr from the Indians.

The Indians will make a roster move to make room for Lillibridge, who played in 28 games for the Red Sox but was designated for assignment on July 16. Meanwhile, De La Torr hasn't made any appearances at the big-league level and is expected to be placed in the Red Sox minor-league system and not be a part of the Red Sox's roster when they play the Texas Rangers in Game 2 of a three-game series.

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