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A person familiar with the talks tells The Associated Press that free agent outfielder Shane Victorino and the Boston Red Sox are close to completing a three-year deal worth $39 million.
The person spoke Tuesday at the baseball winter meetings under condition of anonymity because the contract wasn't finalized.
Victorino hit a combined .255 with 11 home runs and 55 RBIs last season for Philadelphia and the Los Angeles Dodgers. He also stole a career-high 39 bases. The Dodgers got Victorino in a late July trade with the Phillies.
Victorino, who turned 32 last Friday, is a two-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glove winner.
The Cleveland Indians also had been interested in signing Victorino this offseason.
Boston finished last in the AL East this season and is trying to boost its offense. On Monday, the Red Sox reached a $39 million, three-year contract with Mike Napoli. An All-Star catcher with Texas this season, he'll mostly play first base next year.
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It didn’t take long for the Flyin’ Hawaiian to get himself some new headwear.
Shane Victorino, who reportedly inked a three-year deal with the Red Sox on Tuesday, immediately took to Twitter to express his excitement. On Wednesday, the veteran outfielder tweeted a photo of himself donning a new Sox lid.
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The Indians were one of at least two teams bidding for the services of outfielder Shane Victorino. The Red Sox have inked the 32 year old to a three-year, $39 million dollar contract.
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One day after making their first major free agent splash of the offseason, the Red Sox have made another, signing outfielder Shane Victorino to a three-year deal worth approximately $39 million. Alex Speier of WEEI.com was the first to report the signing, with Ken Rosenthal adding the dollar amount. The signing is pending a physical. [...]
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The Boston Red Sox have reached a three-year, $39 million agreement with free-agent outfielder Shane Victorino, according to ESPN Boston.
The deal will be finalized once Victorino passes a physical.
Victorino, 32, was traded in midseason from the Philadelphia Phillies to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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