We're getting word that Arthur Rhodes is in Philadelphia for a physical right now ... and all media sources have reported that a Rhodes-Michaels deal with the Phillies is contingent on moving Crisp to Boston. Did the Red Sox and Indians close the deal in principle yesterday and manage to keep a lid on it?
Paul Hoynes adds a few tidbits.
Needed a fresh thread anyway, right?
UPDATE: AP is reporting the Rhodes-Michaels deal is done, pending physicals. [Ryan]
UPDATE: Ken Rosenthal:
The Sox and Indians are close to completing their much-discussed, multi-player trade in which the Sox will acquire Crisp to be their new center fielder, FOXSports.com has learned.[snip]
The exact particulars of the Red Sox-Indians trade are not known, but it is expected that the Indians will receive top third-base prospect Andy Marte and reliever Guillermo Mota.