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Dodgers, Red Sox Trade Finalized: Largest Deal In Dodgers History

The massive trade between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox is official, and the Dodgers have released a statement on the deal:

The Los Angeles Dodgers today acquired four-time All-Stars Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford, former 20-game winner and World Series MVP Josh Beckett, infielder Nick Punto and cash from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for first baseman James Loney, pitcher Allen Webster, infielder Ivan De Jesus and two players to be named later. Dodger General Manager Ned Colletti made the announcement.

The nine-player trade is the largest in Los Angeles Dodger history.

"We continue to do everything in our power to strengthen our team for the stretch drive in an effort to reach the postseason," said Colletti. "This trade today exemplifies ownership’s commitment to making the team as good as possible not only for 2012 but for many seasons to come."

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