Report: Sox finish deal with Okajima

Nick Cafardo was first with the news that the Red Sox had agreed to terms to Hideki Okajima. Now, via Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, we have some details.

Okajima had a one-year deal for $1.75 million with incentives that could gain him an additional $550,000 based largely on appearances. There also is a provision that would allow him to become a free agent after the season.

Okajima took a $1 million pay cut in base salary from last season, which was the worst of his career. The Red Sox view the 35-year-old lefty as a specialist now that Daniel Bard and Bobby Jenks are in place as the primary set-up men.

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