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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.
The three-time Golden Glove winner had a down 2011-12 season with a combined .255 with 11 homers and 55 RBIs
Victorino, a natural center fielder, could play right field for Boston if his defensive skills impress manager John Farrell.
"It's probably the toughest right field in baseball to play, just in terms of the space to cover," Farrell said. "So that range comes into play, and yet you try to combine the best range available with some offensive production.
"It might not be your prototypical type of right fielder where it's a power bat, because we do value the defense in that area. That's not to exclude anyone, but defense takes a high priority in that position at Fenway."
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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.
Victorino also retweeted a number of his Twitter followers, including pitcher...
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...
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.
“The Boston Red Sox reached a three-year, $39 million agreement with free-agent outfielder Shane Victorino on Tuesday, according to a source with direct knowledge of the negotiations.
The deal is...
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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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