SEATTLE – Though it wasn’t the greatest end of the week on the field for the Red Sox, it was a gainful irregular of it.
A source affirmed to Mark Feinsand that star shortstop Xander Bogaerts is near finishing a six-year contract worth $120 million that will keep him in Boston through 2025.
Counting the $12 million Bogaerts is making this season, he will acquire $132 million throughout the following seven years.
The club has not affirmed the arrangement. WEEI’s Evan Drellich was first to report that Boston and Bogaerts were nearing an augmentation.
When official, this is huge news, going ahead the impact points of the Red Sox marking Chris Sale to a five-year, $145 million arrangement toward the finish of spring Training. The group presently has two foundation pieces from a year ago’s World Series-winning club verified as long as possible.
Mookie Betts, the group’s best all-around player, will be qualified with the expectation of complimentary office toward the finish of the 2020 season. The correct defender showed as of late that it is likely he will get the chance to free organization before marking an expansion.
Bogaerts would have been a free operator toward the finish of this season. The right-gave hitter from Aruba has been with the Red Sox since Aug. 23, 2009, when he was marked as a global free operator.
Subsequent to blasting onto the scene late in the 2013 flag race and helping guide the Sox to a World Series title that year, Bogaerts has developed into a standout amongst the best two-path shortstops in the amusement. He was likewise key to the Red Sox’s World Series-winning effort in ’18, scoring vocation bests with 103 RBIs and a .883 OPS while hitting behind star slugger J.D. Martinez.
The 26-year-old has posted a .283/.342/.429 slice line with 75 grand slams and 387 RBIs crosswise over pieces of seven MLB seasons. Bogaerts was an All-Star in 2016 and a two-time Silver Slugger Award champ.