With the non-waiver trade deadline on the horizon, disinformation can be as prevalent as actual information when it comes to teams and their interest in a particular player.
Case in point: the Red Sox and Manny Machado.
Two separate reports Tuesday night indicated that the Red Sox had jumped into the Machado sweepstakes, which seemed odd at first blush, since upgrading either shortstop or third base is far from a priority for the Sox, and the fact that Sox seemingly don't have anywhere near the package of prospects to land a player of Machado's caliber and outbid the half-dozen teams already involving in the bidding.
Sure enough, according to a source, the reports came as news to those in the Red Sox organization. Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski, as part of his due diligence, did make a call