Sox place Adrian Gonzalez on trade waivers

by Matthew on August 22, 2012

The Boston Red Sox have begun to sever the ties with veteran first baseman Adrian Gonzalez on Wednesday after placing him on waivers.

This according to several sources including Sean McAdam of

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It is unlikely that a Gonzalez will be picked up this late in the season, but it was rumored at one point this summer that the Dodgers¬†inquired on the slugger. It’s not know why the deal did not transpire, but it c could be speculated that LA had nothing to offer in return in the way of prospects.

Of course, Gonzalez is a solid infielder and could potentially draw interest from other clubs at the right price.

If anything, the move is mode likely an indication the Red Sox could potentially make Gonzalez available this offseason.

The 30-year-old is hitting .304/.349/.478 with 15 home runs in 516 plate appearances this season, and is in the first year of a seven-year, $154 million contract extension that entitles him to make $4.82MM for the remainder of 2012, $21MM annually through 2016, and $21.5MM in 2017 and 2018.  .

The currently deal also holds a partial no-trade clause.

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