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Here’s what John Henry and Tom Werner had to say about the state of the Red Sox

Red Sox principal owner John Henry and chairman Tom Werner during their their annual spring media session to discuss the state of the team. Boston Red Sox first full squad workout at Jet Blue Park in Fort Myers
Red Sox principal owner John Henry and chairman Tom Werner during their their annual spring media session to discuss the state of the team. Boston Red Sox first full squad workout at Jet Blue Park in Fort Myers –Barry Chin/Globe Staff

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FORT MYERS, Fla. ­— Red Sox principal owner (and Globe owner) John Henry and chairman Tom Werner, in their annual spring media session to discuss the state of the team, said that the club has been negotiating with Chris Sale and Xander Bogaerts (both eligible for free agency after 2019) about long-term extensions, and that the team would like to keep those two and Mookie Betts in a Red Sox uniform for years to come.

“Conversations have been had, but I don’t really want to get into everything . . . These are great players. We’d love them to be Red Sox for the rest of their careers,’’ Werner said in response to a question about contract talks with Sale and Bogaerts. “We’d love to be able to have long-term contracts with [Sale, Bogaerts, and Betts]. But our conversations with them, which are ongoing, are private. I think that’s the best way to consummate a deal.’’

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