BOSTON, MA - MAY 22: Adrian Gonzalez #28 of the Boston Red Sox is congratulated by teammate Carl Crawford #13 after Gonzalez scored in the fourth inning against the Chicago Cubs on May 22, 2011 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Before this series, the two teams haven't played at Fenway Park since the 1918 World Series. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Boston Red Sox Trade Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford To Dodgers

The Red Sox have sent Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto to the Los Angeles Dodgers for James Loney and four prospects, completing one of the largest single-transaction salary dumps in Major League Baseball history.

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Red Sox, Dodgers Trade Finalized, According To MLB Source

Dan Roche is reporting that the blockbuster deal between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox is complete.

To corroborate it, Mike Silverman of The Boston Herald is also reporting that the preliminary details of the final deal include sending Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, Nick Punto and $12 million to the Dodgers for four prospects, as well as first-baseman James Loney, freeing up $275 million dollars of the Red Sox salary.

For more on the Red Sox, including updates and analysis on this trade, head to Over The Monster. For all things Major League Baseball, be sure to hit up Baseball Nation.

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Red Sox Could Receive Five Players In Blockbuster Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett Trade With Dodgers

The Boston Red Sox would receive James Loney, Jerry Sands, Ivan De Jesus, a top prospect, and a player to be named later from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett, and Nick Punto, according to Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com.

The player to be named later is likely Rubby De La Rosa, who has pitched in just one game this season.

Loney is a first baseman batting .254 with four homers on the season. Sands has hit .244 in 221 career at-bats with the Dodgers. De Jesus, a second baseman, has 65 career major-league at-bats and has hit .231.

After Adrian Gonzalez was scratched from the lineup today, it appears this trade will be happening soon.

For more on the Red Sox, including updates and analysis on this trade, head to Over The Monster. For all things Major League Baseball, be sure to hit up Baseball Nation.

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Adrian Gonzalez, Nick Punto Summoned Back To Clubhouse Friday

Adrian Gonzalez and Nick Punto have been scratched from the Boston Red Sox lineup for tonight's game against the Kansas City Royals according to Boston Globe beat writer Pete Abraham. Gonzalez and Punto have both been part of rumors involving a blockbuster trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Dodgers claimed both Gonzalez and Josh Beckett off of the waiver wire today, opening up the possibility of a deal with the Red Sox. Since then, reports have been flying of a mega-trade between the two teams that also involves Carl Crawford and Punto.

With key cogs in the deal being left out of the lineup and summoned back to the clubhouse, it's clear that something official is close for Los Angeles and Boston.

For more on the Red Sox, including updates and analysis on this trade, head to Over The Monster. For all things Major League Baseball, be sure to hit up Baseball Nation.


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