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Former Seadog Signs With the Red Sox 

Tim Throckmorton

The Red Sox have acquired all-star firstbaseman Adrian Gonzalez from the Padres in exchange forthree prospects. Boston will send minor leagueright-hander Casey Kelly, first baseman Anthony Rizzo, outfielderReymond Fuentes to San Diego. Gonzalez said the Red Sox have always been his favorite Americanleague team. And he says he’s “ready to beat the Yanks.” General manager Theo Epstein says the trade does not include acontract extension, but he’s “confident” something will be workedout. In five seasons with his home town Padres, Gonzalez has 161 homers and 501RBIs.