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Red Sox offer Josh Beckett four-year extension

The Red Sox have offered pitcher Josh Beckett a four-year contract extension, according to the Sporting News. Beckett, set to be the teams Opening Night starter, has expressed willingness to get a deal done in the next week or two.

Beckett, 30, went 17-6 with a 3.86 ERA in 32 starts last season and is 65-34 with a 4.05 ERA in four seasons with Boston. In eight postseason starts with the Red Sox, Beckett is 5-1 with a 3.88 ERA.

One source believes the deal is worth 16-18 million dollar annually, so roughly a four year deal in the range of 65-75 million dollars.