The Boston Red Sox reportedly placed first baseman Adrian Gonzalez on trade waivers on Wednesday. The move itself is not a shocking one at this stage of the season.
Gonzalez, 30, was surrounded by trade rumors near the non-waiver trade deadline, with the Los Angeles Dodgers showing mild interest in the first baseman. Gonzalez took the interest as a sign that teams recognized his ability and production, but he also said that he wanted to stay in Boston.
It would take a team with a big wallet such as the Dodgers to land Gonzalez in a trade -- he's owed $21 million a year through the 2016 season, and his salary goes up to $21.5 million per year for 2017 and 2018.
Gonzalez is hitting .304 this season for the Red Sox with 15 homers and 85 RBI.