Asked two Red Sox officials the same question today: "Any interest in trading Jacoby Ellsbury?"

First answer: "No."

Second answer: "I'm sure we would listen. But no."

• Arizona GM Kevin Towers said he is not looking to trade OF Justin Upton but would listen. Sure, the Red Sox would have an interest, but Towers wants major league players back and unless they want to give up Will Middlebrooks or a starting pitcher, it's uncertain how the Sox have a match.

Upton, by the way, does not have the Red Sox on his no-trade list. He did at one time but no longer.