Reports: Sox, Lackey agree to 5-year deal
|12.14.09 at 4:18 pm ET|
Multiple outlets are now reporting that the Red Sox have reached agreement with free-agent starter John Lackey on a five-year deal, pending the results of a physical. ESPN’s Jayson Stark has the deal as being for roughly $82.5 million (slightly more than the $82.5 million that A.J. Burnett received in a five-year deal from the Yankees last offseason), while SI.com describes the deal as being for “around $85 million.”
Lackey came to Boston on Monday for a physical, WEEI.com confirmed (a piece of news first reported by Ed Price of AOL Fanhouse). According to executives from multiple clubs, he was using Burnett’s deal as a benchmark for the one he was seeking this offseason.
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