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As thrilled as Dustin Pedroia is to be staying in Boston long-term, the city is just as excited — if not more so — for the heart and soul of the Red Sox to sign his seven-year contract extension. Dennis Eckersley sat down with Tom Caron to discuss the second baseman’s reported new deal, and emphasized Pedroia’s importance to the team, on and off the field. Eckersley went as far as to say that Pedroia means to the Red Sox what Derek Jeter means to the Yankees. Check out what else the guys had to say about the extension in the video above. Filed under: Boston Red Sox, Boston Red Sox Video, NESN Sports Today, NESN Video, Top Stories

Red Sox and Dustin Pedroia agree on extension

The Boston Red Sox and second-basemen Dustin Pedroia have agreed in principle on a long-term contract extension. The deal begins in 2015, and will run through his age [...]

Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox Never Discussed Captain’s Title, But ‘C’ Isn’t Necessary to Prove His Leadership

BOSTON – Dustin Pedroia and the Red Sox have crossed T’s and dotted I’s, but no “C” ever factored into the equation. The Red Sox announced Wednesday that they have signed Pedroia to an eight-year contract extension that will take the second baseman through the 2021 season. But despite a deal that all but ensures Pedroia will spend his entire career in Boston, there will...

Dustin Pedroia Isn’t Ruling Out ‘Growth Spurt’ or Playing Beyond New Lengthy Contract, Says ‘I Feel Good, Dude’

BOSTON – Quick, what will you be doing nine years from now? It’s a difficult question to answer, even for Dustin Pedroia, who just signed an eight-year contract extension with the Red Sox that will take him through the 2021 season. But while a lot can happen between now and then, Pedroia isn’t ruling out the possibility of playing beyond his age 38 season, despite the wear...

Dustin Pedroia Signs Seven-Year, $100 Million Extension with Red Sox

Dustin Pedroia will be sticking around Boston for quite a while. Rob Bradford of WEEI is reporting that Pedroia and the Red Sox have agreed to a seven-year $100 million dollar contract. The contract will keep Pedroia in Beantown untill 2021. Pedroia will be 37 when it is finished. The contract also contains a full no-trade clause. Pedroia and Red Sox have agreed in principle on extension...

Tito talks Pedroia, takes friendly jab at second baseman

Dustin Pedroia will get to dirty up many more Red Sox uniforms with his eight-year deal. (Photo courtesy of Ben Whitehead Contributing Writer During Terry Francona’s time as manager of the Boston Red Sox, it was no secret that he and Dustin Pedroia had built more than just a manager-player relationship. From playing cribbage on flights and before games to the constant...

Pedroia Agrees to 7-Year/$100 M. Extension

Dustin Pedroia is the face of the Red Sox, and he’s going to continue to hold that role for a very long time. The Boston second baseman has signed a seven-year, $100 million contract extension with the club, according to multiple reports.’s Rob Bradford was the first to report the news, and that was later confirmed by USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. Pedroia will reportedly...

Red Sox, Dustin Pedroia agree to 7 year, 100 million extension

The Red Sox have locked up their star second basemen for a long time. The Red Sox had been reportedly talking to Pedroia about an extension, but it didn't appear that anything was close. Well, a deal has been agreed to and it assures that Dustin Pedroia will be a member of the Red Sox for a long, long time. The Red Sox and Dustin Pedroia agreed to a deal in principle that...

Jeter Update

From Mark Feinsand:Derek Jeter did hitting drills in the batting cage and fielded grounders Monday, moving one step closer to a return from the disabled list. Jeter was unsure whether he would be activated when he’s eligible Saturday, and while the Yankees seem skeptical that he’ll be ready by then, that remains the shortstop’s goal. “I’m going day-to-day, man,” Jeter...

Yankees' Derek Jeter wants to return Saturday, feels no pain

As soon as the second half of the season began, the New York Yankees placed Derek Jeter on the DL retroactive to him pulling his quad.  Fortunately, the injury does not seem terribly severe.  In fact, Jeter believes he is ready to return to the lineup - possibly as early as Saturday. Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York says Jeter feels no pain.  In fact, Jeter said he feels nothing...

Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox agree on 7-year, $100 million deal

When it comes to the second base market, the impending free agency of Robinson Cano has received the most attention. It’s Boston’s Dustin Pedroia, though, that is making a splash first, agreeing to a 7-year, $100 million extension with the Red Sox. The deal will include a full no-trade clause, which is notable considering how Boston hit the reset button on their past two...

Dustin Pedroia Passes Physical, Will Speak to Media at 2:45 p.m. ET (Live Steam)

Dustin Pedroia will be with the Boston Red Sox for quite a while. Pedroia, who signed a seven-year extension after passing a physical on Wednesday, is speaking with the Boston media at 2:45 p.m. ET at Fenway Park on Wednesday afternoon. Check out’s live stream below. Filed under: Boston Red Sox, NESN Staff, Video

Yankees' Derek Jeter takes BP, runs sprints

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter continues to target a Saturday return from the disabled list. He took another step toward that goal yesterday, taking batting practice on the field for the first time since hitting the DL as well as conducting roughly a half-dozen sprints, according to Bryan Hoch of Jeter indicated to reporters that yesterday's progress marked...

David Ortiz interrupts conference to give Dustin Pedroia second base (Video)

Video: Ortiz steals 2nd base, gives it to Pedroia David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia are the team leaders of the Boston Red Sox and, with Pedroia holding a news conference to announce his contract extension with the team, you knew Ortiz had to get involved somehow. The Red Sox DH walked out behind where Pedroia, [...]

Dustin Pedroia & Red Sox Agree to 7-Year, $100 Million Extension

If Pedroia can get $100 million I can only fathom what Robinson Cano will command on the open market. THIS JUST IN: Dustin Pedroia agrees in principle to 7-year, $100 million extension with Red Sox, running through 2021 season. (via @WEEI) — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 23, 2013

Vote: Which Athlete Is the Face of Boston Sports?

There are many who consider Dustin Pedroia to be the heart and soul of the Boston Red Sox. If that lofty title is indeed true, the All-Star second baseman will hold it down for at least eight more years with the contract extension he reportedly received on Tuesday. But is Pedroia also the face of the Boston sports scene? It’s a question — especially with the Red Sox playing at...
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