Gon­za­lez, Reynolds, Mar­cum traded; Gil­lick to Hall

The Pak Banker - - International3 -

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

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