Today the Red Sox declined Alex Gonzalez's 2010 mutual option for $6 million. Despite the fact that the Sox declined the shortstop's option for 2010, it is reported that they still have an interest in the 32 year old shortstop, only for a smaller salary. In 112 games this year split between the Reds and Red Sox, A-Gon hit for a .238 average while hitting 8 homers and 41 RBIs while playing his usual slick defense at shortstop. In 44 games with Boston this year, Gonzalez made a remarkable 1 error in that time period. The Red Sox' defense was not the best this year, but with Gonzalez in for 2010 it might improve, they do not need another hole at short this year (Nick Green played in 103 games!!!!) but if they do not sign Gonzalez that may happen with the injury-prone Jed Lowrie.