AP Source: Red Sox Agree With 1B Gonzalez

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BOSTON (AP) – A person familiar with the decision says the Boston Red Sox have agreed to terms with first baseman Adrian Gonzalez on a seven-year contract worth $154 million.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal was to be announced Friday afternoon.

The Red Sox acquired Gonzalez from the San Diego Padres in the offseason. The parameters of the deal were discussed at the time, but by waiting until after the season starts the Red Sox save
luxury tax money.

A three-time All-Star, Gonzalez is in his eighth season. He has a career average of .282 with 169 homers.

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