Red Sox and Rick Porcello agree to a four-year, $82.5 million contract extension

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UPDATE: Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com reports that the deal is worth $82.5 million.

As for the contract details, Porcello will get a $500,000 signing bonus to go along with salaries of $20 million in 2016 and 2017 and $21 million in 2018 and 2019. The deal sets him up for another potential big payday after his age-30 season.

It seems a little steep for what Porcello has done until this point, but he’s still very young and likely would have found a bigger deal in free agency this winter if he duplicated what he did last year. Everybody’s happy.

Porcello wrote about his extension in a piece at the Players’ Tribune. You can read about it here.

7:48 p.m. ET: On the heels of a report yesterday that the two sides were going to table negotiations until the offseason, the Red Sox just announced that they have agreed to a four-year extension with right-hander Rick Porcello. No word yet on the terms involved, but he’s now locked up through 2019.

Porcello, who was acquired from the Tigers for Yoenis Cespedes over the winter, was due to become a free agent this offseason. The 26-year-old owns a 4.30 ERA for his career and is coming off a career-best 3.43 ERA last season to go along with a 129/41 K/BB ratio over 204 2/3 innings. He’s making $12.5 million this year.

White Sox slugger Jiménez sidelined with bruised foot

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CHICAGO — Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez has a sprained right foot, likely sidelining the slugger for a pivotal season-ending series against the crosstown Cubs.

The White Sox had dropped a season-high five in a row heading into the weekend set, falling out of first place in the AL Central. They are hoping to get back on track heading into their playoff appearance since 2008, but the health of Jimenez is a concern.

Jimenez, who is batting .296 with 14 homers and 41 RBIs, was injured sliding across home in the seventh inning of Chicago’s 5-4 loss at Cleveland on Thursday. Manager Rick Renteria said the 23-year-old left fielder will need “to be off his feet” for a few days.

“There’s inflammation in there and they want to calm it down” Renteria said. “We’ll know more in a few days.”

The White Sox trailed the first-place Twins by a game heading into the series with the Cubs. They are just one ahead of the third-place Indians. The AL postseason begins on Tuesday.