Sox, Dodgers closing in on blockbuster
August, 24, 2012
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com
The Dodgers and Red Sox are closing in on a deal to send Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto to Los Angeles, though a few hurdles remain before it's official, multiple baseball sources said Friday.
But with the Red Sox essentially out of contention for a playoff spot and the Dodgers under new ownership, Los Angeles is aggressively making a strong bid to bolster its chances for this season and the future.
Beckett, a 10-and-5 player, has the right to refuse to go to L.A.
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