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The key players involved in the Red Sox and Dodgers mega deal

Boston sends three high-priced stars to Los Angeles in a deal that totals nine players

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In this July 29, 2012 file photo, Boston Red Sox's Adrian Gonzalez gestures after scoring during a game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York. The Red Sox have traded Gonzalez, pitcher Josh Beckett and outfielder Carl Crawford to the Los Angeles Dodgers in a nine-player deal. The trade was officially announced on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. The nine-player swap is the largest for the Dodgers since they moved to Los Angeles.

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Boston Red Sox batter Adrian Gonzalez follows through in front of New York Yankees catcher Russell Martin (L) as he hits a two-run home run in the first inning of their American League game at Yankee Stadium in New York, August 18, 2012. The Red Sox have traded Gonzalez, pitcher Josh Beckett and outfielder Carl Crawford to the Los Angeles Dodgers in a nine-player deal. The trade was officially announced on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. The nine-player swap is the largest for the Dodgers since they moved to Los Angeles.

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In this April 18, 2012, file photo, Boston Red Sox starting pitcher fires one in against the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston. The Red Sox sent first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, starter Beckett and outfielder Carl Crawford to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, parting with the high-priced stars in a nine-player trade that is the biggest swap in Los Angeles' history.

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A fan's camera flash goes off in the stands as Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Josh Beckett throws a pitch to the New York Yankees in the first inning of their American League game at Yankee Stadium in New York, August 19, 2012. The Red Sox have traded Gonzalez, pitcher Josh Beckett and outfielder Carl Crawford to the Los Angeles Dodgers in a nine-player deal. The trade was officially announced on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. The nine-player swap is the largest for the Dodgers since they moved to Los Angeles.

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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Josh Beckett throws against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning in Game 2 of Major League Baseball's ALCS playoff series in St. Petersburg, Florida, October 11, 2008. The Red Sox have traded Gonzalez, pitcher Josh Beckett and outfielder Carl Crawford to the Los Angeles Dodgers in a nine-player deal. The trade was officially announced on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. The nine-player swap is the largest for the Dodgers since they moved to Los Angeles.

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Josh Beckett reacts after striking out Casey Blake to end the seventh inning of Game 5 of the American League Championship series Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007, in Cleveland. The Red Sox have traded Gonzalez, pitcher Josh Beckett and outfielder Carl Crawford to the Los Angeles Dodgers in a nine-player deal. The trade was officially announced on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. The nine-player swap is the largest for the Dodgers since they moved to Los Angeles.

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In this Aug. 3, 2012, file photo, Boston Red Sox's Carl Crawford watches his three-run home run against the Minnesota Twins during a baseball game in Boston. The Red Sox have traded first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, pitcher Josh Beckett and Crawford to the Los Angeles Dodgers in a nine-player deal. The trade was officially announced on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. The nine-player swap is the largest for the Dodgers since they moved to Los Angeles.

Winslow Townson/AP

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Fans watch as Boston Red Sox left fielder Carl Crawford reach to catch a ball hit by New York Yankees batter Eric Chavez for the final out of the first inning of their American League game at Yankee Stadium in New York, August 19, 2012. The Red Sox have traded Gonzalez, pitcher Josh Beckett and outfielder Carl Crawford to the Los Angeles Dodgers in a nine-player deal. The trade was officially announced on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. The nine-player swap is the largest for the Dodgers since they moved to Los Angeles.

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Boston Red Sox's Carl Crawford (13) and Pedro Ciriaco (77) celebrate Boston's 4-1 win over the New York Yankees in a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at Yankee Stadium in New York. The Red Sox have traded Gonzalez, pitcher Josh Beckett and outfielder Carl Crawford to the Los Angeles Dodgers in a nine-player deal. The trade was officially announced on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. The nine-player swap is the largest for the Dodgers since they moved to Los Angeles.

John Dunn/AP

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Boston Red Sox third baseman Nick Punto goes to his knees to stop a ball and throws out New York Yankees batter Russell Martin in the fourth inning of their American League game at Yankee Stadium in New York, August 18, 2012. The Red Sox have traded Gonzalez, pitcher Josh Beckett and outfielder Carl Crawford to the Los Angeles Dodgers in a nine-player deal. The trade was officially announced on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. The nine-player swap is the largest for the Dodgers since they moved to Los Angeles.

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Boston Red Sox's Nick Punto (5) leaps for a high throw as New York Yankees' Curtis Granderson (14) advances to third base during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at Yankee Stadium in New York. The Red Sox have traded Gonzalez, pitcher Josh Beckett and outfielder Carl Crawford to the Los Angeles Dodgers in a nine-player deal. The trade was officially announced on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. The nine-player swap is the largest for the Dodgers since they moved to Los Angeles.

John Dunn/AP

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Los Angeles Dodgers' James Loney watches the flight of a two-run home run ball hit off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Jose Mesa during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Denver, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006. The Red Sox have traded Gonzalez, pitcher Josh Beckett and outfielder Carl Crawford to the Los Angeles Dodgers in a nine-player deal. The trade was officially announced on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. The nine-player swap is the largest for the Dodgers since they moved to Los Angeles.

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James Loney of the Los Angeles Dodgers watches his grand slam home run in the fifth inning against the Chicago Cubs during Game 1 of their National League Divisional Series playoff baseball game in Chicago, October 1, 2008. The Red Sox have traded Gonzalez, pitcher Josh Beckett and outfielder Carl Crawford to the Los Angeles Dodgers in a nine-player deal. The trade was officially announced on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. The nine-player swap is the largest for the Dodgers since they moved to Los Angeles.

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Los Angeles Dodgers' James Loney, center, is congratulated by teammates Andre Ethier (16) and Rafael Furcal, right, after hitting a grand slam during fifth-inning baseball action in Game 1 of the National League division series against the Chicago Cubs, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, in Chicago. The Red Sox have traded Gonzalez, pitcher Josh Beckett and outfielder Carl Crawford to the Los Angeles Dodgers in a nine-player deal. The trade was officially announced on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. The nine-player swap is the largest for the Dodgers since they moved to Los Angeles.

M. Spencer Green/AP

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In this May 22, 2012, photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Ivan De Jesus plays in a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. The Boston Red Sox acquired De Jesus, James Loney, Allen Webster and two players to be named in a trade with the Dodgers, in a trade announced Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012.

Paul Connors/AP

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Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington speaks at a news conference before a baseball game between the Red Sox and the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Cherington announced that the Red Sox sent first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, pitcher Josh Beckett and outfielder Carl Crawford to the Dodgers on Saturday, parting with the high-priced stars in a nine-player trade that is the biggest swap in Los Angeles' history.

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