As first reported by Rob Bradford, the Red Sox and second baseman Dustin Pedroia came to an agreement on a seven-year, $100 million extension on Tuesday afternoon. Included in the extension is a full no-trade clause for Pedroia.
Pedroia and Red Sox have agreed in principle on extension. Starts in 2015 goes to ’21. Comes down to approximatey 7 years for $100 million
— Rob Bradford (@bradfo) July 23, 2013
Though pretty lengthy, the deal is great one (bargain-wise) for the Red Sox, as they get to keep their All-Star second baseman in Boston at a very affordable price. Pedroia is considered one best middle infielders in baseball both at the plate and in the field.
The 29-year old was drafted by the Red Sox in the second round of the 2004 MLB Entry draft and has been a fan-favorite in Boston ever since. A four-time All-Star and two-time Gold Glove winner, Pedroia helped Boston to a World Series title in 2007 and won the 2008 AL MVP award as well.
Pedroia’s current deal isn’t due to expire until after next season, meaning the new extension will keep Pedroia under contract until 2021, when he’ll be 37 years old.