SportSale’s reported extension with Red Sox has Price hyped on Twitter
Report: Red Sox, Sale agree to 5-year extension
The Boston Red Sox and Chris Sale reportedly agreed to a five-year extension Friday that will keep the left-hander in Beantown through the 2024 season, sources told Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Sale's deal is expected to be in the $150-million range, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan. It will take effect following the conclusion of Sale's current contract, which will pay him $15 million in 2019. In two seasons with the Red Sox since being traded from the Chicago White Sox in a blockbuster involving Yoan Moncada and Michael Kopech, Sale posted a 2.56 ERA and 2.
It appears Chris Sale will stay with the Boston Red Sox for a while, and that has David Price fired up.
The Sox ace on Fridaythat will keep him in Boston through the 2024 season.
Sale was set to hit free agency after the upcoming campaign, but in agreeing to the deal, he will avoid months of speculation and questions about his future.
Chris Sale, Red Sox are nearing agreement on a contract extension
Chris Sale and the Red Sox are nearing agreement on a contract extension that will keep the star lefthander in Boston for years to come, according to a major league source. In two seasons in Boston, Sale has been the most dominant starting pitcher in baseball. In 59 starts, he’s 29-12 with a 2.56 ERA, 13.2 strikeouts per nine innings, and 1.9 walks per nine innings. He’s been the American League’s starting pitcher in the All-Star Game in both seasons. Related: What readers can expect from the Globe’s 2019 Baseball Preview Still, his conclusion to 2018 raised some concerns about his long-term health.
With Sale signing the extension, the Sox now will have four of their five starters signed through at least 2021, with Price and Nathan Eovaldi locked in through 2022.
Friday evening, Price reacted to the news on Twitter.
Well done— David Price (@DAVIDprice24) !! Let’s win for a while!!
"Well done Red Sox" is a sentiment shared by most of the team's fanbase at this moment, we're assuming.
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