BOSTON (CBS) – An MLB source confirmed to WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche that Mookie Betts and David Price will still be traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Outfielder Alex Verdugo, shortstop Jeter Downs, and catcher Connor Wong are headed to Boston.

ESPN MLB insider Jeff Passan was the first to report the deal.

It’s been a strange week for Mookie Betts, David Price, and the Red Sox after a blockbuster trade was agreed upon, then taken off the table.

Network reporter Jon Heyman said earlier on Sunday, there has been “progress” in trade talks.

This comes after the Red Sox agreed to trade Betts and Price to the Dodgers in exchange for outfielder Alex Verdugo and Twins right-hander Brusdar Graterol.

But Boston expressed concerns over Graterol’s medicals. The team reportedly projected him as a starter, but upon seeing his records, they worried he would be a reliever instead. Talks reopened between the three teams, but got nowhere.

As of Saturday, the Twins were reportedly stepping away from the trade. But a day later, things appear to be in motion again according to Heyman and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.

Alex Speier of the Boston Globe reported that Graterol will now likely not be a part of the trade.

On Friday, Major League Baseball Players Association executive director Tony Clark said in a statement the sides should reach a resolution.

“The proposed trades between the Dodgers, Red Sox, Twins, and Angels need to be resolved without further delay. The events of this last week have unfairly put several Players’ lives in a state of limbo,” Clark said. “The unethical leaking of medical information as well as the perversion of the salary arbitration process serve as continued reminders that too often Players are treated as commodities by those running the game.”

The Red Sox report to Spring Training this week.

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  1. RC says:

    fluff, nothing here we haven’t heard.

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