Mota-vation to Make the Trade

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Sox Get Beckett, Lowell... and Guillermo Mota

Mota-vation to Make the Trade

Guillermo Mota, No. 59 of the Fliorida Marlins, closes out the Atlanta Braves in the ninth inning at Dolphins Stadium on April 5, 2005 in Miami, Fla.

(Getty Images Photo / Eliot J. Schechter/)

Sox Get Another Piece for the Bullpen Puzzle

Are the Sox Still Concerned with Beckett Shouldering the Load?

"The Sox, according to a major league source with direct knowledge of the negotiations, threatened to call off the deal because of health concerns over Beckett unless the Marlins included Mota." -- 11.25, Snow/Edes, Boston Globe

"But sources said the Red Sox demanded that Mota be included in the deal because of their concerns about Beckett's shoulder." -- 11.25, Miami Herald

Sox Don't Give Beckett the Cold Shoulder

Starting pitcher Josh Beckett, No. 21 of the Florida Marlins, is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a home run during the 5th inning of the game against the Washington Nationals on September 8, 2005 at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC.

(Getty Images Photo / Jamie Squire)

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