As a player with 10 years of major league experience, five of which have been with the Sox, Josh Beckett has a built-in no-trade clause that he would have to waive for a deal to proceed. While Carl Crawford has not been with the Sox long enough to earn 5/10 rights, he does reportedly have a limited no-trade clause in his contract, and the Dodgers are on the list of teams he can reject, according to reports.
The Red Sox would need both players to give the green light for the proposed megadeal to go through. If either player refused — which they could still do, despite the supposed advanced nature of the talks — the Dodgers and Sox would have to go back to the drawing board and figure out a new deal, or even call off the whole thing.
The two teams have 72 hours to negotiate, which places a deadline for a deal sometime Sunday afternoon. With Beckett scheduled to pitch for the Sox this weekend, however, Boston could have an incentive to find out quickly if the right-hander is willing to move.
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