Adrian Gonzalez Traded To Red Sox From Padres, According To Report

The Red Sox and Padres reportedly have a deal in place to trade Adrian Gonzalez to Boston in exchange for prospects, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney. The Red Sox have received clearance from MLB to negotiate with Gonzalez, a sign that the deal is done, per Olney’s report.

This deal now likely means Boston will not try to re-sign free agent third baseman Adrian Beltre. Kevin Youkilis will likely move back to third and Gonzalez will be the team’s new first baseman.

Gonzalez is obviously a huge boon for Boston, being one of the premier first basemen in baseball. He’s posted a .910 OPS over the last three seasons, and is also a big power threat, hitting 31 homers last season for San Diego, and 107 in the last three years.

For the Padres, they will likely receive top pitching prospect Casey Kelly, according to Olney.

For much more on this deal, head to SB Nation Boston and Over The Monster.

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