12/4 A-Gone to Cubs, Red Sox?
The Cubs and Red Sox are reportedly in talks with the Padres about first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. This is the last year of Gonzalez’s contract with San Diego. FoxSports.com reports that the Padres are looking for young prospects in exchange, and want Cubs pitcher Andrew Cashner in the deal. The Red Sox have been pursuing Gonzalez, 28, for some time. The Cubs also are talking to agents for free agent first basemen Carlos Pena and Lance Berkman. Team officials will gather in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., for the Winter Meetings starting Saturday. Expect talks to heat up.
— Carrie Muskat