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BC-BBA--Red Sox-Bogaerts

April 1, 2019
AP Sports Writer

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have signed shortstop Xander Bogaerts to a new contract that would guarantee him $132 million through 2025.

The sides agreed to terms on Sunday night and made it official on Monday.

A person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press that Bogaerts will earn $12 million this year under the terms of his existing deal and then $20 million for each of the next six seasons. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity before the agreement was signed.

Bogaerts hit .288 last year and set career bests with 23 homers and 103 RBIs while helping the Red Sox win a franchise-record 108 games in the regular season and a World Series championship.

Reigning AL MVP Mookie Betts is eligible for salary arbitration after this season and for free agency after 2020, when he will be just 28. He will earn $20 million this year.


AP Baseball Writer Ronald Blum contributed to this report from New York.


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