BoSox, Bogaerts close to $132M extension


Shortstop Xander Bogaerts and the Boston Crimson Sox are finalizing a seven-year, $132 million contract extension, league sources inform ESPN’s Jeff Passan.

The deal, which was first reported Sunday as shut by Boston radio station WEEI, consists of the $12 million the 26-year-old Bogaerts was scheduled to make this season, then $120 million over the ultimate six years.

The deal, based on sources, will embody an opt-out clause that Bogaerts can train following the 2022 season, when he shall be 30 years previous.

There is also a vesting choice for 2026, value one other $20 million, the sources stated.

Bogaerts has performed all six-plus of his main league seasons with the Crimson Sox, making his main league debut in 2013. He has 75 profession dwelling runs with 834 hits and 387 RBIs and appeared within the postseason 4 occasions.

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