Sox trying to re-work Saito deal

The Red Sox are currently involved in a procedural matter with reliever Takashi Saito’s contract that would allow them to re-sign the right-hander, but for less than the $6 million on his 2010 option, according to a major league source familiar with the deal.

Saito earned many of his incentives in his 2009 contract that included a $1.5 million base. Saito has been placed on outright waivers (part of the procedure) which gives the Red Sox time to work out a new deal.

Advertisement

Loading Comments...

Close
Ski season updates, free from The Boston Globe.
Get the Globe's free newsletter, It's All Downhill, for the latest from the slopes.
Thanks for signing up!