According to a source with direct knowledge of negotiations, an evening meeting between the Sox and agent Scott Boras has already broken up, suggesting that an impasse remains between the sides.
The evening session lasted just 40 minutes. At around 11:40 p.m., Epstein told a crowd of reporters as he left that the Sox officials were headed for dinner and might not return. "Everything is up to Matsuzaka,'' Epstein told the reporters there.
About 35 minutes later, Boras, who was accompanied by a Japanese interpreter, left his offices. "Maybe I'll have something to tell you later today,'' he said before leaving in a Cadillac Escalade.