The Red Sox have absolutely had trade talks involving Andrew Benintendi. That doesn't mean they are going to trade him.

With the initial reports of Benintendi's availability now more than a week old, many are wondering what is the end-game when it comes to the 26-year-old outfielder.

This is what we know after talking with sources familiar with negotiations:

- The Red Sox willingness to include Benintendi in a deal has been very real.

- The perception from teams talking with the Red Sox is that they are willing to hold on to Benintendi if the desired value isn't coming back.