Red Sox, Xander Bogaerts finalize seven-year, $132 million extension

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His physical is complete and the Red Sox and shortstop Xander Bogaerts have now finalized their seven-year, $132 million contract extension.

The deal, which was agreed to and first reported yesterday, will pay him the $12 million salary he was already scheduled to make in 2019 and then will be for $20 million per year over the next six years. There is also a vesting option for 2026 for $20 million.

The 26-year-old shortstop was scheduled to be one of the most sought-after players on the free agent market next winter after hitting .283/.342/.429 with 75 home runs, 387 RBI, 433 runs scored, and 49 stolen bases across 3,245 plate appearances in the past seven seasons. Last year he posted a career-high .883 OPS with 23 home runs and 103 RBI over 136 games.