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February 03, 2009 - 10:29 am
More on the agreement to terms (pending a physical) between the Red Sox and Brad Wilkerson: it is a minor-league agreement, with Wilkerson making the major-league minimum if called up to the majors. He would, however, receive performance and roster bonuses that could increase the value of the deal...
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February 03, 2009 - 5:00 am
As first reported by MLBTradeRumors.com , the Red Sox are close to signing first baseman/outfielder Brad Wilkerson to a minor-league deal that includes incentives based on major-league playing time. Wilkerson is a career .247 hitter with a .350 OBP and .440 slugging mark. In 2008, the 31-year-old...
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Rob Bradford
February 02, 2009 - 12:26 pm
So, here we are, finally clear from the Jason Varitek stalemate with only the formalities that come with such a signing left. From the moment the catcher filed for free agency (Oct. 30) until the Jan. 30 verbal handshake, 92 days of speculation/rumors/analysis/more speculation passed. If you can...
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Rob Bradford
January 30, 2009 - 10:23 am
According to a source familiar with the negotiations, the Red Sox and Jason Varitek have agreed to the foundation of a deal which will pay the catcher a guaranteed $5 million for 2009, while allowing for a $5 million team option or a $3 million player option for 2010. Boston.com is also reporting...
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January 30, 2009 - 9:19 am
There's very little to report on the Jason Varitek front, according to a source familiar with negotiations. While there seems a desire for a decision--one way or the other--to be reached today (the Red Sox did articulate a Friday deadline for the talks, though the notion of an 8:30 a.m. deadline...
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January 30, 2009 - 4:13 am
A Red Sox official denied a report that catcher Jason Varitek faced an 8:30 a.m. deadline to accept or walk away from the Red Sox' one- and two-year contract offers, suggesting that the situation would not be resolved this morning, and was unlikely to reach a conclusion until at least this...
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January 29, 2009 - 3:46 pm
Curt Schilling , in his weekly appearance on the Big Show , suggested that based on his recent conversations with Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek , he expects the career Sox to come to terms on a one- or two-year deal. SCHILLING: "I'€™ve talked with Jason a couple different times about this. I...
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January 29, 2009 - 11:53 am
This morning, WEEI's Michael Holley suggested that negotiations between the Red Sox and catcher Jason Varitek showed little sign of progress. Here's the exchange between Dale and Holley: Holley: I have moles, who have told me that if the deadline were today, which is Thursday, we'€™re a couple...
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Rob Bradford
January 27, 2009 - 3:28 pm
The reality of rehab hit Mike Lowell in an uneven way Tuesday. There was good news -- the third baseman swung a bat for the first time since Game 3 of the American League Division Series , taking 50 cuts off of a batting tee. Then came the bad. The Red Sox third baseman, who continues to rehab from...
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January 27, 2009 - 9:08 am
This doesn't exactly qualify as breaking news, since it merely reinforces the same notion that has been floated all winter, but the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the Rangers remain open to dealing catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia in exchange for pitcher Clay Buchholz . Of course, the crux of...
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