Adrian Gonzalez joined the Red Sox in December of 2010 when the Red Sox traded four players to San Diego for him. The four-time All-Star was productive in Boston, hitting 42 homers in two seasons, but never appeared comfortable.
Gonzalez was part of the team’s epic collapse in 2011, and his casual dismissal of the turn of events as being part of God’s plan rubbed many fans the wrong way. He was traded in August 2012 to Los Angeles along with Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett.
During his first game with the Dodgers, Gonzalez hit a three-run home run and ended the season 36 games later with three homers and 22 RBIs. In 2013, he hit .296 with 13 home runs and 53 RBIs in the first half of the season, and was a finalist for the NL All-Star Game final vote.