Red Sox, Padres complete Gonzalez deal
Multiple sources told MLB.com on Sunday that the Red Sox deal for Adrian Gonzalez, a the three-time All-Star, is essentially done. The Red Sox have scheduled a news conference Monday morning at Fenway Park where they are expected to formally announce the deal.
The trade remains the same as first reported Saturday. The Red Sox get Gonzalez for a package of three well-regarded Minor League prospects — right-handed pitcher Casey Kelly, first baseman Anthony Rizzo, outfielder Reymond Fuentes — and a player to be named.
In 2010, Gonzalez hit .298 with 31 homers and 101 RBIs, to go along with a .904 OPS. In 858 Major League games, Gonzalez is a .284 hitter with 168 homers and 525 RBIs. The lefty-swinging Gonzalez has a smooth opposite-field stroke, which makes him a perfect fit for Fenway.