Way back in early December, shortly after Adrian Gonzalez was traded from the San Diego Padres to the Boston Red Sox, it was reported that the free-agent-to-be Gonzalez and the Red Sox had agreed on a long-term contract extension worth $154 million over seven years.
Shortly after that report, Gonzalez denied that any extension was in place while talking to a Mexican newspaper, saying that nothing about the rumors was true, and that he and his agent would negotiate with the team in the months to follow.
Well, now we've got an update to the story. Not much has gone the Red Sox' way in the early part of the season, what with their 0-6 record and all, but according to the Boston Herald, an actual, official contract agreement between Gonzalez and the team is now approaching. Says agent John Boggs:
"I hope we will have something agreed upon in the next 10 days or so," Boggs said.
There's no telling what the figures will be, although it wouldn't be a surprise to see those same terms as were initially reported after the trade.
Coming off shoulder surgery, Gonzalez is batting .304 in the young season with a home run and five RBI.