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Red Sox Close In On Smoltz, Baldelli

The Red Sox are reportedly closing in on deals with free agents John Smoltz and Rocco Baldelli. Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Red Sox and John Smoltz are nearing a one year deal worth 5.5 million dollars. The deal holds incentives that could give Smoltz up to 10 million dollars. Signing Smoltz gives them a proven veteran in an already solid rotation. His shoulder is fragile, but he will give the Red Sox good numbers.

As for Baldelli, he is a day or two away from signing a deal with Baldelli. He makes for a solid fourth outfielder behind J.D. Drew, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Jason Bay.

This story was approved by MLB Rumors.