With the Boston Red Sox succumbing into the ground, the word says that the BoSox have now agreed to conditions with first baseman Adrian Gonzalez on a seven-year contract value $154 million, multiple media outlets have reported. The deal is expected to be broadcasted Friday afternoon. Baseball scores.
Gonzalez will get a $6 million signing bonus, $21 million per year from 2012 till 2016 and $21.5 million per year in 2017 and 2018, as sources close to the deal declared. The deal has a partial no-trade clause. The Red Sox are securing themselves a well known, talented baseman for years to come.
Boston acquired Gonzalez from the San Diego Padres in the offseason. The parameters of the deal were discussed at the time, but by waiting until after the season started, the Red Sox saved luxury tax money to get even more players to optimize their roster.
A three-time All-Star, Gonzalez is in his eighth season and is currently going through his prime. He has a career average of .282 with 169 home runs. Baseball odds.
The deal is the largest agreed-upon by the team’s current tenure. The $160 million contract signed by former Red Sox outfielder Manny Ramirez was reached while the team was owned by the Jean Yawkey Trust. Baseball spreads.
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