The Revolving Door Continues: Red Sox Decline Option On Alex Gonzalez

Posted: 9th November 2009 by Adam Bernacchio in MLB
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Since Nomar Garciaparra was traded in July of 2004, the Boston Red Sox have had a revolving door at shortstop. It looks like in 2010, the revolving door will continue. The Red Sox have declined the $6 million option for 2010 on shortstop Alex Gonzalez. This was a no-brainer move by the Red Sox as Gonzalez isnÆt worth the $6 million salary in this down economy. This move leaves the Red Sox with two options for filling their shortstop need in 2010. 1. The Red Sox are now free to pursue free agent shortstops Miguel Tejada or Marco Scutaro. Jack Wilson could also be a possibility if the Seattle Mariners decline his $8.4 million club option for 2010 (highly likely). 2. They could bring back Gonzalez at a reduced salary. Gonzalez did hit .284 and played solid defense down the stretch for ...

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