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Dodgers Reportedly Claim Adrian Gonzalez Off Trade Waivers From Red Sox

Adrian Gonzalez, the starting first baseman for the Boston Red Sox, has reportedly been claimed off of revocable trade waivers by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Boston now has 48 hours to either withdraw the waiver, give him away or trade him.

August 15 2012; Baltimore, MD, USA; Boston Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez (28) singles in the fourth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-US PRESSWIRE
August 15 2012; Baltimore, MD, USA; Boston Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez (28) singles in the fourth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-US PRESSWIRE

Adrian Gonzalez, who is in the second year of a seven-year, $154 million deal with the Boston Red Sox, has reportedly been claimed off of revocable trade waivers by the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times.

Gonzalez was placed on waivers by the Red Sox this week. Now that the Dodgers have placed a claim on Gonzalez, the Red Sox will have 48 hours to do one of three things: revoke the waiver, work out a trade with the Dodgers or simply let the Dodgers take Gonzalez, contract and all, according to Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe.

Gonzalez struggled in the first half of the season for Boston, but has had a stellar second half and is currently batting .300 with 15 home runs and 86 RBI on the season. Last year, Gonzalez hit .338 with 27 homers and 117 runs driven in in 159 games. Gonzalez is a lifetime .294 hitter with 210 career long balls and 728 RBI in nine MLB seasons.

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