Could Beckett or Gonzalez be saying farewell?
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Are the Boston Red Sox saying goodbye to Adrian Gonzalez and Josh Beckett?
Baseball seemingly has as many trade deadlines as they do games. After the regular July deadline, a player has to clear trade waivers, meaning the worst teams have first chance to trade for them.
Bobby Valentine said every player goes through the waivers, but on Friday 7News learned the Los Angeles Dodgers put claims on both Adrian Gonzalez and Josh Beckett.
So what does that mean?
The two teams can now discuss a possible trade, but the Red Sox could always pull Gonzalez and Beckett back off waivers it they don’t like what the Dodgers offer.
One thing to keep in mind is Gonzalez’s salary: He will earn $21 million per season through 2016 and it escalates to $21.5 million the following year. So, if the Sox did move Gonzalez, they’d be freeing themselves of roughly $130 million in salary and would have to get all-star caliber players in return.
Beckett has about $35 million left on his contract, so it may be easier to get rid of him.
The likelihood of the Gonzalez trade happening is not very high.