The Red Sox have acquired shortstop Alex Gonzalez from the Cincinnati Reds. He is expected to join the team in Texas on Saturday. Gonzalez played for the Red Sox in 2006.
Gonzalez missed all of 2008 (compression fracture in his knee) and had surgery in June to remove bone chips from his right (throwing) elbow. He was activated from the disabled list on July 24. His 2009 line for the Reds in 68 games: .210/.258/.296, 43 OPS+.