BOSTON -- While he has not been formally introduced, Alex Gonzalez has agreed
to a one-year contract with the Red Sox.
The Associated Press reported Friday night that a baseball official,
requesting anonymity, said the one-year, $3 million deal was done. If Gonzalez is
waived before March 15, he would receive one-sixth of the contract, or
The team has yet to make the formal announcement since the contract papers
have not been filed with the Commissioner's Office. That announcement is
expected sometime next week.
The club took its time while reviewing the condition of his right elbow,
which has undergone arthroscopic surgery following each of the past two
The slick-fielding Gonzalez, who made the 1999 National League All-Star
squad, will turn 29 on Feb. 15 and is a career .245 batter. He played his
first eight Major League seasons with Florida.
Mike Petraglia is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.