July 24, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Boston Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez (28) during the game against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-US PRESSWIRE
The Los Angeles Dodgers have been award the waiver claim for first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, according to report.
Gonzalez dispelled rumors about a waiver claim on Thursday, noting that he can't focus on things out of his control. Now it's up to the powers that be to make a deal, with only a few possible outcomes awaiting the gold glove first baseman.
3 possible outcomes: Sox withdraw Gonzalez from waivers, Sox trade Gonzalez to Dodgers, Sox give Gonzalez to Dodgers— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) August 24, 2012
The two sides have 72 hours to come up with a deal to send Gonzo to Los Angeles.
The 30-year old Gonzalez is batting .301 with 15 homers, 37 doubles and 85 RBIs this season for the Sox. His seven-year, $154 million deal with Boston currently extends until 2018.