Sunday, May 19, 2013
The Boston Red Sox appear to be trading a trio of touted prospects for San Diego Padres (and former Sea Dogs) first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. According to the Boston Globe, Gonzalez is in Boston now to get a physical.
The Globe also reported that Gonzalez's agent is going to meet with the Red Sox about a contract extension, which would be a must if the Red Sox were going to trade away part of their future.
To get Gonzalez, Boston would send the Padres pitcher Casey Kelly, first baseman Anthony Rizzo and outfielder Reymond Fuentes. Kelly and Fuentes were first-round draft picks, and Rizzo is considered one of the best first-base prospects in baseball.
Kevin Thomas covers baseball and basketball for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. He wisely moved to Maine in 1994 after working for the St. Petersburg Times. He is married to Nancy and they have nine children.
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