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No talks yet between Beltre, Sox on new deal

07.13.10 at 11:32 am ET
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ANAHEIM — According to a source familiar with the situation, third baseman Adrian Beltre and the Red Sox haven’t had any talks about a new deal that would guarantee that the first-time All-Star would remain in Boston beyond this season. Beltre can become a free agent after the 2010 season. He is currently on a one-year, $9 million contract that includes a $5 million player option for ’11 that can be bumped up to $10 million with 640 plate appearances. Beltre currently has 349 plate appearances in 85 games.

By all accounts, the Red Sox also haven’t dived into talks with any of their other potential free agent, middle-of-the-order hitters — David Ortiz or Victor Martinez — regarding contract extensions, thus far. WEEI.com also reported Monday that Clay Buchholz, who won’t hit arbitration until after the ’11 season, hasn’t begun talks with the Sox regarding a potential extension.

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