Red Sox Get Alex Gonzalez From Reds

Nathan RollinsContributor IAugust 15, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 9:  Alex Gonzalez of the Cincinnati Reds can't make a play on a single hit by Aaron Rowand #33 of the San Francisco Giants in the bottom of the second inning at AT&T Park  on August 9, 2009 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

The Boston Red Sox have reportedly acquired shortstop Alex Gonzalez, who has been slumping this year hitting for infielder Kris Nergron.

The Boston Red Sox mad this trade after putting shortstop Jed Lowrie on the 15-Day disabled list with a irritated left forearm. Last month the Boston Red Sox traded away a slumping shortstop Julio Lugo to the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Boston Red Sox know they are in contention in the AL Wildcard and the AL East and apparent they didn't think they couldn't win with Nick Green there every day shortstop.

"Boston really wanted [Gonzalez]," Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker told ESPN.com. "You hate to see him go. This is a big trade for him. He's in the heat of the pennant race, and they liked him when he was there before, big time."

Gonzalez had recently played for the Boston Red Sox in 2006, batting .255 with 50 RBI'S. Gonzalez set the team record for fielding percentage for a shortstop in 2006, which the Boston Red Sox desperately need this year with Nick Green having the most errors in the MLB for a shortstop.

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