MLB: Henry rejects sale talk

Red Sox owner has no immediate plans to sell MLB franchise

Last Updated: 13/09/12 9:59pm

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John Henry: No plans to sell Boston Red Sox

John Henry: No plans to sell Boston Red Sox

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John Henry, principal owner of Boston Red Sox and also Barclays Premier League side Liverpool, has denied plans are afoot to sell the baseball franchise.

Reports in the United States claimed the American, who is the lead figure in Fenway Sports Group, was looking at offloading the Red Sox for around one billion dollars (about £600million).

However, Henry, criticised by some Liverpool fans who think he pays more attention to the Red Sox than the Anfield club, has dismissed the suggestion.

"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," he told the Boston Globe.

"This report is completely without foundation.

"Regarding unnamed sources: Any sale discussions that may have taken place were missing three key people - (Red Sox president and chief executive officer) Larry (Lucchino), (Red Sox - and Liverpool - chairman) Tom (Werner) 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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