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Dustin Pedroia’s new eight-year deal is worth $110 million, according to a source, making him baseball’s highest-paid second baseman.
The sun beamed on Fenway Park. About 200 fans sat in the stands. Camera crews broadcast the news conference live.
“This contract gives Dustin a very good chance to finish his career in Boston,” general manager Ben Cherington said.
The deal runs through 2021, at which time Pedroia, already a four-time All-Star, will be 38.
“Always in my heart, I always thought I’d play every game for the Red Sox,” said Pedroia, who was drafted by Boston in 2004. “So just being here right now, and this happening, it’s a great feeling.”