Adrian Gonzalez IS a Dodger. But So Are Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto
It's done. The Dodgers and the Red Sox have officially completed the nine-player trade according to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times.
To review the Dodgers will receive first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, outfielder Carl Crawford, starting pitcher Josh Beckett and infielder Nick Punto. The Red Sox will get first baseman James Loney, pitcher Rubby De La Rosa, outfielder Jerry Sands, pitcher Allen Webster and infielder Ivan De Jesus, Jr. In addition the Red Sox will pay the Dodgers $12 million.
Planes have taken off and will presumably land in time for Gonzalez to be in the lineup for the Dodgers tonight as they face the Miami Marlins.
The Red Sox get a ton of money off their books to rebuild whatever is left of that trainwreck. Meanwhile the Dodgers get the luxury of paying the following contracts not including the remainder of this season:
* Adrian Gonzalez: $127 million until 2018
* Carl Crawford: $102.5 million until 2017
* Josh Beckett: $31.5 million until 2014
* Nick Punto: $1.5 million until 2013
Presumably no roster moves will need to be made since Crawford will immediately be put on the 60-day disabled list. Crawford just had Tommy John surgery on Thursday and will be out for six to nine months.
More on this trade later including reaction from the organization.