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John Henry Denies Shopping The Red Sox

Boston Red Sox owner John Henry denies that the team is for sale.

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Boston Red Sox principal owner John Henry denied a report on Thursday that he's looking to sell the Boston Red Sox.

The report originated from Charlie Gasparino of the Fox Business Network who stated that a source close to the situation informed him that the group headed by Henry was quietly shopping the team to potential buyers. According to Gasparino, Henry is interested in devoting more attention to Liverpool FC, the English Premier League soccer team he bought in 2010. It is believed that the sale of the Red Sox would generate well over $1 billion.

The Red Sox released a statement denying the report, followed by president/CEO Larry Lucchino doing the same, even going as far to call it nonsense. Henry later stated that the sale of the team hasn't been discussed.

Via Boston.com:

"A sale of any kind is so far from our thinking it hasn't even come up apart from technical planning issues involving death or disability. This report is completely without foundation.

"Regarding unnamed sources: Any sale discussions that may have taken place were missing three key people - Larry [Lucchino], Tom [Werner] and me. The Sox and any of the other components of FSG are not for sale and will not be for the foreseeable future."

Despite the team's denial, Gasparino stands by his source and stated that he had no incentive to fabricate the story.

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