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Sox For Sale? Ownership Says No

Boston Red Sox owner John Henry in a Fenway Park dugout, in this July 20 file photo (AP)

Boston Red Sox owner John Henry in a Fenway Park dugout, in this July 20 file photo (AP)

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox’ owner is denying a report that he and his ownership team are considering selling the franchise.

The FOX Business Network has reported that the team’s owners “are mulling a potential sale” and “informally gauging interest in the club.”

A Red Sox spokeswoman said “[t]here is absolutely no truth to that rumor.”

Sox owner John Henry then released this statement:

Tom [Werner] and I speak 7 days a week. 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 and me. The Sox and any of the other components of FSG are not for sale and will not be for the foreseeable future.

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