The Boston Red Sox have placed first baseman Adrian Gonzalez on trade waivers, according to Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com.

While many players are routinely placed on trade waivers only to be removed once claimed, the move is an indication the Red Sox could potentially make Gonzalez available this offseason.

Gonzalez has hit .304/.349/.478 with 15 home runs in 516 plate appearances this season. He is in the first year of a seven-year, $154 million contract.