With just a few days remaining before players can be dealt through waivers and still be eligible for the postseason roster, the Los Angeles Dodgers are reportedly considering a deal to acquire Red Sox slugger Adrian Gonzalez.
The trade would shake the baseball world and does not seem likely at this point, but there is a small chance it happens, according to a report. We'll check out the details after the jump.
Here is the latest from the LA Times:
But as the Dodgers faced this reality, the remote possibility of them adding yet another high-profile offensive reinforcement emerged. First baseman Adrian Gonzalez was placed on trade waivers by the Boston Red Sox, according to Comcast SportsNet New England.
The Dodgers inquired on Gonzalez and pitcher Josh Beckett leading up to the July 31 nonwaiver trade deadline, said people familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the talks.
Gonzalez has a limited no-trade clause in his contract but can't block a move to the Dodgers. He has six years and $127 million remaining on deal after this year.One person familiar with the Dodgers' thinking said Wednesday that the team isn't expecting the Red Sox to make Gonzalez available.
The Dodgers are expected to look at any and all options on the trade market these next few days, but landing a high-profile star such as Gonzalez really doesn't seem probable at this point. The Red Sox would only deal him for elite prospects -- something L.A. has been hesitant to give up recently -- and the Dodgers would have to take on a ton of his contract.