Red Sox Place Adrian Gonzalez On Trade Waivers

The Red Sox have placed Adrian Gonzalez on trade waivers, a source tells Sean McAdam of (via Twitter).  A player being placed on trade waivers does not necessarily mean that he will be traded, but the first baseman could potentially draw interest from other clubs.

At one point this summer, the Dodgers inquired on the slugger, though its not clear how receptive the Red Sox were to the interest.  Ned Colletti & Co. reportedly offered pieces that could help Boston in the future, though the Dodgers' farm system isn't tremendously deep.  

Gonzalez's seven-year contract extension calls for him to make $4.82MM for the remainder of 2012 ($21MM total), $21MM annually through 2016, and $21.5MM in '17 and '18.  The veteran also holds a partial no-trade clause.

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