Gonzalez, Reynolds, Marcum traded; Gillick to Hall
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLA: Adrian Gonzalez got right into the swing of baseball's most heated rivalry.
"I'm very excited to be in Boston and ready to beat the Yanks," the newest Red Sox star said Monday.
While New York kept courting free agent Cliff Lee, other teams in the AL East began making trades at the winter meetings.
The Red Sox completed their swap for Gonzalez, getting the slugging All-Star first baseman from San Diego for minor league pitcher Casey Kelly, first baseman Anthony Rizzo, outfielder Reymond Fuentes and a player to be named.
Baltimore added a big bat - and a bunch of strikeouts - by acquiring Mark Reynolds from Arizona for right-handed relievers David Hernandez and Kam Mickolio. The Toronto Blue Jays acquired the prospect they coveted, obtaining 20year-old Canadian infielder Brett Lawrie from Milwaukee for pitcher Shaun Marcum.
"Now that everybody is here in the same facility, the atmosphere is ripe to push through some things," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. Who knows - maybe former AL Cy Young winner Zack Greinke could switch sides before the session ends Thursday. -Afp