Thomas M. Tunney

Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox close to $100-million extension

Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox close to $100-million extension

All-Star second baseman Dustin Pedroia is close to a contract that could keep him with the Boston Red Sox for his entire career.

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...

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