BoSox, Bogaerts near $132M extension

The agreement is not finalized, but there is a "strong likelihood" it will be announced Monday, WEEI reported.

Shortly after dropping three of four games in their season-opening series against the Seattle Mariners, reports surfaced that shortstop Xander Bogaerts had agreed to a contract extension with the Red Sox.

The deal isn't done, but the two sides are close according to Evan Drellich.

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Bogaerts was scheduled to be a free agent next offseason at the end of his current 1-year, $12 million deal. Bogaerts is represented by the Boras Corporation.

Bogaerts hit.288 a year ago and set career bests with 23 homers and 103 RBIs while helping the Red Sox win a franchise-record 108 games in the regular season and a World Series championship.

The 26-year-old shortstop is a one-time All-Star and two-time Silver Slugger victor. He made a quick impact in his 2013 rookie season, helping solidify a problematic third base position for the Red Sox as the team went on to win the World Series.

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