Sox Officially Announce Crawford Deal

Red Sox announce deal with All-Star OF Crawford

      BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Red Sox have announced their $142
million, seven-year contract with All-Star outfielder Carl
Crawford.
      The four-time All-Star receives a $6 million signing bonus under
Saturday's agreement, with $1 million payable within 30 days of
approval and the rest in $1 million installments on the first day
of five consecutive months starting in May.
      He gets salaries of $14 million next season, $19.5 million in
2012, $20 million in 2013, $20.25 million in 2014, $20.5 million in
2015, $20.75 million in 2016 and $21 million in 2017.
      Crawford can earn bonuses for being an All-Star or winning
awards such Gold Gloves and MVPs.
      He also receives a limited no-trade provision. Boston designates
28 teams he can be traded to without his consent and Crawford can
eliminate two of them.
      
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