Trade Official: Dodgers Add Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford

The Los Angeles Dodgers pulled off a historic trade with the Boston Red Sox Saturday, adding stars and payroll to a team in the middle of a pennant race.

It's official: the Los Angeles Dodgers traded for first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, left fielder Carl Crawford, pitcher Josh Beckett and utility player Nick Punto Saturday, taking on hundreds of millions of dollars of salary obligations in the process, the team announced.

The Boston Red Sox will receive James Loney, pitcher Allen Webster, infielder Ivan De Jesus and two players to be named later. The two players to be named are pitcher Rubby De La Rosa and outfielder Jerry Sands, according to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times.

Baseball America ranked Webster as the Dodgers' No. 2 prospect, the rest of the players the team gave up did not crack the publication's top 10.

The four players the Dodgers acquired have a combined $271 million left on their contracts, Shaikin reports.

The Dodgers are currently three games back in the National League West after getting swept by the San Francisco Giants last week.


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