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December 4, 2010 at 10:25 AM

Report: Kelly, Rizzo, Fuentes traded to San Diego for Gonzalez


According to multiple sources, the Red Sox have acquired first baseman Adrian Gonzalez from the San Diego Padres for RHP Casey Kelly, first baseman Anthony Rizzo and outfielder Reymond Fuentes and a player to be named later. The deal is contingent upon Gonzalez passing a physical and signing a contract extension.

Gonzalez, 28, has long been coveted by the Red Sox. A slick defender with tremendous power, Gonzalez has averaged 30 home runs and 100 RBI the past four seasons. In 2010, he hit .298/.393/.511 with 31 home runs and 101 RBI at spacious Petco Park.

SoxProspects.com #1 prospect Kelly was originally drafted in the first round of the 2008 amateur draft. Originally splitting time between shortstop and the mound, Kelly dedicated himself to pitching full time in 2010 and posted a 5.31 ERA in 21 starts for Double-A Portland. The 20-year-old Kelly had dazzled on the mound in his first two seasons in the Boston system, leading him to his top prospect standing.

Rizzo, ranked #3 on SoxProspects.com, was originally drafted in the sixth round of the 2007 draft. The 21-year-old left-hander overcame cancer in 2008 to have a break out season in 2010 as a member of the High-A Salem Red Sox and the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs, hitting 25 home runs and driving in 100 runs.

Fuentes, ranked #16 on SoxProspects.com, was originally selected in the first round of the 2009 draft. The 19-year-old speedster has a solid full season debut with Low-A Greenville in 2010, hitting .270/.328/.377 with 5 home runs, 41 RBI and 42 stolen bases.

 
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