Lugo, Renteria, Cora, Gonzalez, Lowrie, Green, Cabrera, Reese, Garciaparra, Crespo, Vazquez, Pedroia, Gutierrez, Bellhorn, Clayton and now, once again, Gonzalez:
The Red Sox, who have had a revolving at shortstop in recent seasons, reacquired a familiar face this afternoon in attempt to help solve their ongoing problem.
Alex Gonzalez, who was spectacular with the glove but so-so at the plate during 2006, his lone season in Boston, was reacquired by the club today from the Cincinnati Reds after he cleared waivers, the only way a player can be dealt after the July 31 deadline.
It was unclear immediately whom the Sox dealt to Cincinnati in exchange for the 32-year-old veteran of 11 Major League seasons, but WEEI.com is reporting that the Sox have sent 23-year-old old Single A shortstop Kris Negron to the Reds to complete the deal.
Alex Gonzalez is currently hitting .210/.258/.296 in a bandbox in the National League. Something tells me that he isn’t going to be der differencemacher for the Red Sox. At least in a positive sense.
(thanks to Pete Abe’s post for the list of Sox shortstops)