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Red Sox, Xander Bogaerts nearing six-year contract extension

SEATTLE -- Fresh off a newly-minted contract extension for Chris Sale, the Red Sox Sunday were putting the finishing touches on a new deal with shortstop Xander Bogaerts, an industry source confirmed.

The contract would be worth $120 over six seasons, beginning in 2020. Bogaerts, who, like Sale, would have been eligible for free agency after the 2019 season, stands to make $12 million in 2019, the result of an agreement reached in January before salary arbitration.

Evan Drellich was the first to report the sides were close to an agreement.

That brings the total value of the deal to $132 million over the next seven seasons.

Bogaerts declined comment as the Red Sox left T-Mobile Park Sunday evening.

"I'll see you guys tomorrow,'' said Bogaerts as he walked to the team bus.

Dave Dombrowski, president of baseball operations, also declined comment.

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