BREAKING NEWS: Bogaerts Extension Done
Xander Bogaerts will stay in a Boston Red Sox uniform for years to come. A new contract extension is finalized.
In essence, the deal is for the six years after this year at a price of $120 million. He's playing this year for $12 million.
It will be the second long term extension for the Sox in eight days. Remember Chris Sale signed a $145 million, 5-year deal last week.
Bogaerts is 26-years-old. He signed with the Sox as a 16-year-old out of Aruba after he had just played in Bangor at the Senior League World Series.
The deal includes an opt-out clause for Bogaerts after the 2022 season and club option to keep him another year after the 2026 season.
In the four game series in Seattle, Bogaerts was 3-for-16 with a home run and RBI.
NOTE: The Sox are in Oakland tonight to begin a four game series. Live coverage on Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket begins at 9:05pm.