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Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox agree to extension, reports say

Dustin Pedroia connects on a first inning RBI

Dustin Pedroia connects on a first inning RBI double. (Oct. 2, 2012) (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Dustin Pedroia will remain in Boston through at least the 2021 season after reportedly agreeing to a seven-year, $100 million contract Tuesday afternoon.

The second baseman's deal, first reported by WEEI's Rob Bradford, will start in 2015 and is viewed as team-friendly by many observers.

Pedroia, the 2007 American League Rookie of the Year and 2008 AL MVP, is hitting .308 with a .385 on-base percentage this year. The 29-year-old has a career .303 average, .371 OBP and 96 home runs.

Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano, a free agent this offseason, is likely aiming for higher than the total value of Pedroia's contract. And though Cano offers more power than Pedroia, it's possible that teams will use Pedroia's new contract as a comparable when negotiating with Cano.

Tags: Boston Red Sox , Dustin Pedroia

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