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Red Sox complete huge deal with Dodgers

Red Sox send stars and payroll packing as they reshape roster

Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez, and Nick Punto were on a private jet headed for Los Angeles and the heat of a pennant race when Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington sat down for a press conference at Fenway Park Saturday.

The Red Sox had just completed one of the most significant trades in baseball history, sending Beckett, Gonzalez, Punto, and injured outfielder Carl Crawford to the Dodgers for first baseman James Loney and four prospects.

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