Several sources indicate the Padres and Red Sox have agreed to a deal that would send the first baseman to Boston, while the North County Times ' Dan Hayes reports no major-league players will be headed to San Diego. However, because Gonzalez is negotiating a contract extension, the Padres may receive a better group of prospects in return.
FOXSports.com notes Red Sox top prospect, right-hander Casey Kelly, is likely in the deal, while shortstop Jose Iglesias and first baseman Anthony Rizzo would be the two other possibilities.
If Boston does land Gonzalez, Kevin Youkilis would move to third base. Last month he told CBSSports.com he was preparing during the offseason to play third base this season.
The Red Sox may not be done adding players, either. The team is still wooing outfielders Carl Crawford and Jayson Werth.
UPDATE: Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com tweets that Padres will receive Kelly, Rizzo and outfielder Reymond Fuentes in exchange for Gonzalez.
UPDATE: On Twitter , Kelly reacts thusly:
Just waking up beautiful day in sarasota about to get some breakfast. Can't worry about things that are out of your control
UPDATE: Ken Rosenthal tweets that the Red Sox will also send a player to be named to the Padres. That could be a minor prospect of their choosing, or it could be a draft pick from the 2010 draft.UPDATE: The Boston Globe reports Gonzalez has been at Massachusetts General Hospital this morning undergoing his physical and MRIs on his shoulder.
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