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Dustin Pedroia close to $100m extension

Being a Red Sox lifer was “really important”

Dustin Pedroia will become, at least temporarily, the highest-paid second baseman in the game when his seven-year, $100 million extension with the Red Sox becomes official.

A senior team executive said that the agreement is close to being completed. The deal would take Pedroia through the end of the 2021 season, at which point he would be 38.

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