Report: Red Sox, Alex Gonzalez agree to 1-year deal

The Boston Red Sox have agreed to a $3 million, one-year deal with shortstop Alex Gonzalez, according to a report in the Boston Herald.

The newspaper cited multiple sources but did not identify them in a story posted Monday night on its Web site.

Gonzalez, who reportedly will take a required physical exam Tuesday or Wednesday, batted .264 with five home runs and 45 RBI last season for the Florida Marlins. In Boston, he would replace Edgar Renteria, who was traded to the Atlanta Braves in December.

Gonzalez, who in Miami teamed with Luis Castillo to form one of baseball's best middle infields, should be an improvement at shortstop over Renteria, who struggled in his only season with the Red Sox, committing a major-league-worst 30 errors.