Found August 24, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
The Los Angeles Dodgers were awarded a waiver claim on Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, according to the Los Angeles Times. Waivers are revocable after the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline and the Red Sox could opt to pull Gonzalez back, cancelling the possibility of a trade. If the Red Sox don't revoke the waiver transaction, the Dodgers have a two-day window to negotiate a trade. It's possible, however unlikely, that Boston could allow the Dodgers to claim Gonzalez outright and assume the remainder of his current contract. He's owed more than $127 million over the next six seasons under the terms of the seven-year, $154 million deal he signed in April 2011. Gonzalez, 30, entered Friday with a .300 batting average. The four-time All-Star has 15 home runs and 86 RBIs. The Dodgers also claimed Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee and more than $100 million remaining on his contract, but he remains in Philadelphia.
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