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Red Sox failed in pursuit of catcher Carlos Ruiz

The Red Sox were in aggressive pursuit of free agent catcher Carlos Ruiz right up until the Philadelphia Phillies offered him three guaranteed seasons for at least $26.5 million.

That’s when the Red Sox pulled away and Ruiz elected to stay with Philadelphia. His deal includes a $4.5 million team option for 2017 and yearly bonuses of $500,000 if he plays in 125 games.

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