Well, Mark Teixeira is off the market. Everyone take a deep breath. He was dealt to the Rangers today along with throw-in LHP Ron Mahay for C Jarrod Saltalamacchia, SS Elvis Andrus, RHP Nestali Feliz and LHP Matt Harrison. So what does this mean for the Red Sox? Talks continue between the White Sox regarding OF Jermaine Dye, but the price, as of now, remains too high. Supposedly, the White Sox have asked for Wily Mo Pena and either Manny Delcarmen or Justin Masterson.

Dye would be a great bat to have, but what happens to J.D. Drew? Have Theo and Co. forgotten that they signed this guy to a 5-year $70M contract in the offseason? Who plays right field? He’ll be a “half-season rental” for two months points out Nick Cafardo.

Other Red Sox News:

  • The Red Sox have the majors best bullpen, but may still try and upgrade before the deadline. [Boston Globe]
  • Doug Mirabelli finally got a chance to catch Dice-K yesterday. [Boston Globe]
  • There is a chance reliever Brendan Donnelly could be shut-down for a while. [Boston Herald]
  • Manny Ramirez was named AL Player of the Week. [MLB]

The Red Sox are off tonight and will return tomorrow night against the Orioles at home.