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Gammons: Red Sox Say No to Nick Johnson Trade

Published by on May 22, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Peter Gammons of ESPN reported on Friday morning that the Nationals have offered to trade first baseman Nick Johnson to the Boston Red Sox for relief pitcher Manny Delcarmen, but Theo Epstein—for the moment, anyway—has said no.

Johnson, 31, is playing at his career best this year, batting .338, four home runs and 25 RBI, with a .436 on-base percentage. At this pace, he'll end the year .338-16-100, with a .906 OPS. Delcarmen is 0-0, has an 0.95 ERA with 15 strikeouts in 19 innings in 2009.

For his career, he is 4-3, with a 3.25 ERA.

Of all the decisions facing the Nationals, what to do with Nick Johnson is probably the most difficult. Prior to Opening Day, I would have taken any low level prosp...

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