Report: John Henry Close to Selling the Worcester T&G

Red Sox owner John Henry is declining to comment on a published report that he’s close to selling the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.

Henry purchased the paper, along with the Boston Globe, from the New York Times Company in a deal that closed last month.

“The word on the street is that they have been dressing up the T&G, getting its financials in order for a sale. And that had been going on for a few weeks,” says the Boston Business Journal‘s Craig Douglas. But what we’ve heard is that a buyer or buyers have emerged and that – really – the finishing touches on a deal are being worked out right now.”

Henry has yet to comment publicly on his plans for the Telegram & Gazette, and a spokesperson declined comment Monday.

Earlier this month, a group of Central Massachusetts lawmakers sent a letter to Henry, asking him to give the Telegram & Gazette some of the same attention he has given to the Boston Globe.