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.
"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.