As rumors surfaced about a possible deal between the Red Sox and Dodgers on Friday evening, almost everyone knew who Boston would be sending away if a trade happened.
Adrian Gonzalez and Josh Beckett were both claimed off trade waivers, and reports soon arose that Carl Crawford and Nick Punto were also in the mix.
Little was said about who the Dodgers would be sending back, but it now appears that first baseman James Loney and as many as four Los Angeles prospects will go East in return for Boston's high-profile players if a deal happens.
ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes reports that Loney and prospects Jerry Sands, Rubby De La Rosa and Ivan DeJesus are part of the trade talks. Alex Speier of WEEI.com confirmed the report, citing sources.
Jon Morosi of Fox Sports later reported that right-handed pitcher Allen Webster, who was pursued by Cubs president Theo Epstein in the Ryan Dempster trade talks, is also in the mix. Speier also confirmed that report.
Sands is an outfielder and first baseman, De La Rosa is a right-handed pitcher and DeJesus is slotted as an infielder. All three are playing in Triple-A.
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