Super Bits: Jose Tabata, Brian Giles, Josh Beckett
Here are a few general news items on the afternoon:
- There are some questions concerning Jose Tabata’s age as he might actually be in his mid-20′s.
- Brian Giles, who had been linked to the Yankees, has signed a minor-league deal with the Dodgers.
- According to Nick Cafardo, the Red Sox are hesitant to grant Josh Beckett a contract extension.
Cafardo adds that, due to health concerns, the organization would only provide Beckett with a three-year offer, at most. The Red Sox are apparently concerned about Beckett’s shoulder holding up over a long-term deal. I was always under the impression that the Sawx would retain him, in the end, but, if the fiery Texan enters the free agent market after the 2010 season is over, perhaps we’ll see the two part ways (and maybe the Yankees will take a look at him).
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