Red Sox, Xander Bogaerts reportedly agree to contract extension

Red Sox, Xander Bogaerts reportedly agree to contract extension

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts has consented to terms on another agreement that would keep him in Boston through 2025 and promise him $132 million, an individual acquainted with the dealings told The Associated Press on Sunday night.

Bogaerts will procure $12 million this year under the terms of his current arrangement, and after that $20 million for every one of the following six seasons, the individual stated, talking on the state of obscurity because the understanding had not yet been reported.

Someone else acquainted with the arrangement told the AP the method incorporates a group choice for 2026 at $20 million, which moves toward becoming ensured if he has 535 plate appearances in 2025. Bogaerts likewise has a quit provision after 2022.

WEEI first detailed the discussions.

Bogaerts hit .288 a year ago and set profession bests with 23 homers and 103 RBIs while helping the Red Sox win an establishment record 108 recreations in the regular season and a World Series title. The 26-year-old local of Aruba completed thirteenth in the AL MVP casting a ballot.

It's the second time in eight days the group has made a significant pledge to a player that helped it win a third straight AL East title and fourth World Series since 2004. Left-hander Chris Sale marked an arrangement that will promise him $160 million throughout the following six seasons.

Ruling AL MVP Mookie Betts is qualified for compensation discretion after this season and with the expectation of complimentary organization after 2020 when he will still be only 28. He will procure $20 million this year.

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