Originally posted on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 7/19/13
  According to a report via Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, the Boston Red Sox and their All-Star second baseman Dustin Pedroia, are holding contract extension talks that will make him one of the highest paid players in the game . The Boston Red Sox and Dustin Pedroia are discussing a contract extension that could exceed $100 million, make him the game’s highest-paid second baseman and could keep him with the team he has come to embody into the next decade, major league sources told Yahoo! Sports. While one source said the parties still must bridge a gap in both dollars and years, both sides are motivated to strike a deal. The general framework of the contract could call for an annual salary in the $20 million range for a contract lasting five or six years – somewhere in the vicinity of the six-year, $100 million extension signed this offseason by Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria, sources said. Pedroia, has cemented himself as one of the best second basemen in baseball, since joining the Red Sox in 2007, a season where he won the Rookie of the Year and the World Series. The Red Sox second baseman, is hitting .316 with six home runs and 56 RBIs this season.
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