With the recent injury to Mike Lowell the Red Sox may be looking for some corner infield insurance, and one player that might be a good fit is Padres first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, this according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.
According to Cafardo the Red Sox have always liked the 27-year-old Gonzalez. He's very durable and could be just the punch the Red Sox are looking for. He's also comes at a very affordable price; $4.75 million next season, and $5.5 million in 2011.
Gonzalez is the prototypical left-handed power hitter for Fenway Park. He already has an impressive home run total on the year with 24, and it's likely that number would increase substantially at Fenway.
"I've never been to Fenway Park,'' Gonzalez said, "but I'm told I would like hitting there.''
However it remains to be seen if Padres GM Kevin Towers would be willing to part with the young first baseman, whose considered one of the cornerstone pieces of the team's future. I would imagine Towers is not actively pursing offers for Gonzalez, but if the Red Sox came along with the right deal I'm sure he'd listen. Unfortunately for Theo Epstein it's likely everyone who speaks to him is going to demand at least one of his young pitchers, and Epstein doesn't seem inclined to deal any of them.