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Source: Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox making ‘progress’ in contract extension talks

07.19.13 at 5:58 pm ET
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According to an industry source, the Red Sox and Dustin Pedroia have made “progress” in talks to sign the second baseman to a contract extension. Talks have between the team and the player have been ongoing since the offseason.

Pedroia is in the fourth year of a six-year, $40.5 million deal that carries a team option of $11 million for the Red Sox.

The 29-year-old Pedroia entered Friday hitting .316 with an .832 OPS, having played in a Major League-leading 96 games.

UPDATE

After Friday’s game, Pedroia said that he didn’t have any details to offer regarding talks between his agent and the Red Sox about an extension. He did suggest, however, that an extension to remain in Boston represented something that he would like to pursue.

“That’s great to think about. It’s hard to happen,” Pedroia said of staying in Boston for the long haul. “This is all I know. These guys are my family. Everybody. If it got to that point, it would be great.”

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