The Pirates have agreed to surrender Mike Gonzalez for Adam LaRoche, but a trade is on hold because the Braves aren't sure Gonzalez is healthy.
No serious damage was detected in Gonzalez's elbow after he was placed on the DL in late August, but that he never returned to pitch apparently has raised some red flags with the Braves. Perhaps something will get done if the Braves get a look at his medical records. Should a trade take place, the Braves would use Gonzalez to set up Bob Wickman and the Pirates would insert Salomon Torres into the closer's role.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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