"I'm very excited to be in Boston and ready to beat the Yanks," he pronounced Monday.
The Red Sox completed their deal for the All-Star first baseman, acquiring the slugger from the San Diego Padres for three prospects and a player to be named. Boston sent minor league right-hander Casey Kelly , first baseman Anthony Rizzo and outfielder Reymond Fuentes to San Diego.
Gonzalez is entering the last year of his contract in 2011 and is due $6.3 million next year. Though the trade does not include a contract extension, Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein said he's "confident" a contract will be worked out.
ORIOLES: Baltimore acquired strikeout-prone slugger Mark Reynolds from the Arizona Diamondbacks for right-handed relievers David Hernandez and Kam Mickolio .
The Diamondbacks moved quickly to fill the hole at third base that Reynolds left, agreeing to a $2 million, one-year contract with free agent Melvin Mora .
PADRES: Right-hander Aaron Harang and San Diego have finalized a $4 million, one-year contract.
BREWERS: Milwaukee boosted its rotation by reaching a deal to get right-hander Shaun Marcum from the Toronto Blue Jays for infield prospect Brett Lawrie .
Marcum went 13-8 with a 3.64 ERA last season, a year after missing the 2009 season after Tommy John surgery.
YANKEES: The team turned its attention to pitcher Cliff Lee as the winter meetings began, with general manager Brian Cashman meeting with Lee's agent.