All-Star second baseman
A person with knowledge of the talks said Tuesday that Pedroia is in the process of agreeing to a deal adding $100 million over seven seasons through 2021.
The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the agreement was not yet complete. The new deal was first reported by WEEI.
Pedroia is being paid $10 million this year and is guaranteed the same amount in 2014 as part of a $40.5-million, six-year contract that started in 2009. That deal includes an $11-million club option for 2015 with a $500,000 buyout.
The 5-foot-8, 165-pound sparkplug was the
"It's not official or anything, but, yeah, this is my home," Pedroia said. "I love being here. I love my teammates. I love the city. So if [the deal is finalized], I'll be pretty excited."
Through Monday, Pedroia was hitting .308 with six home runs and 57 runs batted in. He made only two errors and sat out only one game. He has a .303 career batting average, 96 home runs and 466 RBIs.
Right-hander Jason Grilli, the
Grilli left Monday night's game at Washington in the ninth inning because of discomfort in the forearm. He is 0-1 with a 2.34 earned-run average.
Pittsburgh activated second baseman
Matt Garza to start for
Matt Garza will make his Texas Rangers debut Wednesday night against the New York Yankees.
Garza, acquired from the
The Rangers optioned right-hander Cory Burns and left-hander Joseph Ortiz to triple-A Round Rock to clear spots on the 25-man active roster for Garza and right-hander
Garza was 5-0 with a 1.24 ERA in his last six starts for the Cubs.
San Diego Padres pitcher Jason Marquis, 34, suffered a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and will undergo surgery as soon as next week, Manager
"And I think as of right now, he plans on pitching again. He's going to give it a go, he's going to rehab and I think he wants to come back and compete," Black said.
Marquis (9-5, 4.05 ERA) had lost three consecutive decisions over six starts. He went on the disabled list Sunday because of what was listed as a right elbow strain.
Alderman now supports
The alderman whose ward includes Wrigley Field says he now supports a $500-million renovation of the home of the Cubs, clearing a path for final City Council approval.