Gonzalez Scratched From Red Sox Lineup, Trade Almost Complete


It has been a crazy afternoon from Fenway Park with all the surrounding trade rumors between the Red Sox and Dodgers discussing a blockbuster deal.  A deal does appear to be in the works as evidenced by Adrian Gonzalez being scratched from the Red Sox lineup ten minutes before game time and summoned from the dugout.  Nick Punto was also told to head to the locker room.  The last time we saw that it was Kevin Youkilis leaving the Sox dugout, only to find out shortly after the game that he was dealt to the Chicago White Sox.  Alex Speier reports that both teams are reviewing medical records.

We have heard that there was a potential mega deal that was said to involve Gonzalez, Beckett and Crawford and according to Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe that deal is still on the table.  Punto is also said to be apart of that offering.  Abraham also notes that there is a second deal on the table that involves only Gonzalez and Beckett.

It’s expected from Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports that a deal will happen, although the five Dodger prospects in Allen Webster, Zach Lee, Rubby De La Rosa and Jerry Sands may not all be apart of the deal.

Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com takes it one step further and reports that the deal would include De La Rosa, James Loney, Sands, Ivan DeJesus Jr. and a top prospect.

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