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Red Sox sign Beltre to a one year deal

According to Peter Gammons, the Boston Red Sox agreed to a deal with Adrian Beltre. He is expected to be making $9 million in 2010. The deal also includes a player option worth $5 million with a $1 million buyout.

Beltre had one of his worst seasons offensively hitting only .265 with 8 homers and 44 RBIs. But in his previous 3 seasons he has hit at least 25 homers and received two gold gloves for his superb defense.

This would mean that we can finally put an end to the Adrian Gonzalez rumors that have been lingering since about June. So now what happens to Mike Lowell? Well, he could become the backup third baseman and DH.  However, the more likely scenario is that he will be traded for another bad contract. The latest rumors indicate that Mike Lowell could be swapped to the New York Mets for second baseman Luis Castillo. 

Theo Epstein must've read my article about Beltre the other day. Beltre is not the power hitter to solidify the lineup, but he's the next best thing we could get after missing out on Adrian Gonzalez and Miguel Cabrera.

To see how Beltre compares to Lowell read my article from 4 days ago.

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Boston Globe

ESPN

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