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Preferring trade over bench, Crisp might ask to be dealt

Updated: February 20, 2008, 5:12 PM ET
Associated Press

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Coco Crisp, who lost his center field job to rookie Jacoby Ellsbury in the postseason, said Wednesday he'd probably talk to the Boston Red Sox about trading him if it appears he won't get his starting job back.

"Honestly, I think so because I want to play," Crisp said before his spring training workout. "I wouldn't be happy sitting on the bench."

He's not even certain he'll get an equal chance in the competition for the job. Manager Terry Francona said Wednesday ...

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