The trade sends first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto – as well as cash – out from Boston to LA.
Roche: Trade Gives Red Sox Fresh Start
Early Saturday morning both Beckett and Crawford waived their no trade clauses, and the two teams went over the medical data for all those involved.
The Red Sox will receive first baseman James Loney, infielder Ivan DeJesus, Jr., right hander Allen Webster, and two players to be named later.
“To be the team that we need, that the fans deserve, that we want, required more of a bold move,” said Red Sox GM Ben Cherington.
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