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Saturday, August 25, 2012
Gonzo, Beckett, Punto en route to L.A.

By ESPNBoston.com




The deal hasn't been officially announced, but the news is out -- via Nick Punto's Twitter account -- that Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett and Punto are bound for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

On Saturday afternoon, Punto tweeted a photo of Gonzalez, Beckett and himself aboard a plane, with the caption, "#dodgers doing it first class!"

The Dodgers are agreeing to take on the contracts of Carl Crawford and Beckett in order to acquire the slugging first baseman Gonzalez, who will be returning to his Southern California roots.

According to a source, Gonzalez wants to play for the Dodgers on Saturday night and planned to be in the lineup against the Miami Marlins in Los Angeles.

"Excited to get back to Cali and be a part of Dodgertown!" Gonzalez tweeted Saturday afternoon.

Punto, meanwhile, tweeted a farewell to Boston fans.

"Thanks to all the fans of #Red Sox nation, also thank you to all my teammates, coach's and staff," he wrote on his Twitter account.