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Dodgers awarded claim on Adrian Gonzalez; trade talks to follow?

The four-time All-Star first baseman is the focus of a multiple-player deal with the Red Sox.

August 24, 2012|By Steve Dilbeck
  • The Dodgers have been awarded the claim on Boston first baseman Adrian Gonzalez.
The Dodgers have been awarded the claim on Boston first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. (Jim Rogash / Getty Images )

That remote possibility of the Dodgers acquiring four-time All-Star Adrian Gonzalez has at least become slightly less far-flung.

A person familiar with the matter told The Times on Friday that the Dodgers have been awarded the claim on the Red Sox first baseman.

Of course, the Dodgers previously were awarded the claim on Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee and were unable to complete the deal.

The 30-year-old Gonzalez is currently hitting .300 with the Red Sox with 15 home runs and 86 RBI.

For the Dodgers to win the claim on the three-time Gold Glove winner, every team in the American League and every National League team with a worse record than the Dodgers had to pass on him.

The possibility of acquiring Gonzalez and how a trade could be constructed was examined here Thursday.

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