Alex Gonzalez will hopefully bring stabiity to a position the Boston Red Sox badly need stability if they are going to content into the post season. Alex Gonzalez has formerly played with the Red Sox in 2006 and had a solid season. Since then the position has been a revolving door of problems.
"The Red Sox, who have had a revolving at shortstop in recent seasons, reacquired a familiar face this afternoon in attempt to help solve their ongoing problem.
Alex Gonzalez, who was spectacular with the glove but so-so at the plate during 2006, his lone season in Boston, was reacquired by the club today from the Cincinnati Reds after he cleared waivers, the only way a player can be dealt after the July 31 deadline. The Reds also sent $1.1 million in cash to the Red Sox.
In exchange, the Sox have sent 23-year-old old Single A shortstop Kris Negron to the Reds to complete the deal. The player compensation was first reported by WEEI.com.
Gonzalez is not expected to join the team until tomorrow in Texas, according to his agent, Eric Goldshmidt. The most likely move would involve designating recently acquired infielder Chris Woodward for assignment to make room for Gonzalez on the roster." via Boston.com