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.
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.