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Dustin Pedroia Signs 8-Year Extension with Sox

 (AP File Photo/Charles Krupa)

(AP File Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON (WGGB) — The Red Sox have locked in their popular shortstop Dustin Pedroia into the next decade.

At a press conference Wednesday afternoon, Sox General Manager Ben Cherington announced that the team signed Pedroia to an eight-year contract, which will begin in 2014.

The new deal will have Pedey signed through 2012.

The team did not disclose how much Pedroia will make, but reports earlier this week from WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford and Paul Casella of MLB.com indicated that the deal was worth about $100 million.

More than halfway through this season, Pedroia is batting .308, with 57 RBI’s and six home runs.

Sox manager John Farrell adds, “Dustin’s numbers are great, but they don’t tell you how committed he is to winning. Watch him every day, on the field and in the clubhouse, and you see exceptional skill and passion. His teammates will tell you: he’s a winner, a winner who loves the Red Sox and a winner who loves Boston.”

The 5-foot-8, 165-pound sparkplug was the AL Rookie of the Year in 2007 and AL MVP in 2008.


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