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Sources: Red Sox reach deal with Beltre

Updated: January 5, 2010, 4:42 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Free-agent third baseman Adrian Beltre has reached tentative agreement on a one-year, guaranteed $10 million contract with the Boston Red Sox, multiple sources have told ESPN.com and ESPNBoston.com.

The deal will pay Beltre a base salary of $9 million in 2010. It includes a $5 million player option for 2011 and a $1 million buyout, and is contingent upon Beltre passing a physical exam, which is expected to be performed before the end of the week, sources said.

If he does not ...

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