Sox stay focused on themselves

What Cliff Lee trade? Boston's ace makes his own noise

Updated: July 10, 2010, 1:02 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

TORONTO -- Don't think for one second that the Texas Rangers' acquisition of left-handed ace Cliff Lee will affect the Boston Red Sox. At least from a mental standpoint.

While the Sox were preparing for their first of three games against the Toronto Blue Jays Friday afternoon at Rogers Centre, reports began to surface that the New York Yankees were on the verge of getting Lee in a trade from the Seattle Mariners.

The Yankees saw an opportunity and wanted to take full advantage ...

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