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Red Sox to pay Dodgers $3.9M over each of next three years
Posted By Alex Speier On December 12, 2012 @ 11:29 pm In General | 3 Comments
According to The Associated Press , the Red Sox  will make three payments of $3.9 million each to the Dodgers in the next three years, with disbursements to come in 2013, 2014 and 2015, to complete the August blockbuster that sent Adrian Gonzalez , Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett  and Nick Punto  to Los Angeles in exchange for Allen Webster, Rubby De La Rosa, Jerry Sands, Ivan De Jesus Jr. and James Loney .
The payment schedule has limited implications for the Sox’ efforts to avoid the luxury tax, most notably in 2014, when doing so provides the team with a potential rebate of revenue-sharing money that could lead to millions of dollars in savings for the club. As of now, assuming that the team’s three-year, $39 million deal with Mike Napoli  is finalized and with the payment to the Dodgers factored in, the team would still have more than $45 million that it could spend on contracts for 2014 while staying under that season’s $189 million luxury tax threshold.
While the Sox remain on the hook for a total of $11.7 million for the contracts of the players they sent to the Dodgers, Los Angeles will pay the remaining $250.8 million on the four former Red Sox players contracts, thus giving the Sox considerable financial flexibility going forward.
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 Red Sox: http://media.weei.com/baseball/boston-red-sox.htm
 Adrian Gonzalez: http://media.weei.com/baseball/adrian-gonzalez.htm
 Josh Beckett: http://media.weei.com/baseball/josh-beckett.htm
 Nick Punto: http://media.weei.com/baseball/nick-punto.htm
 James Loney: http://media.weei.com/baseball/james-loney.htm
 Mike Napoli: http://media.weei.com/baseball/mike-napoli.htm
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