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Four Sox starters locked in through '14

Updated: April 6, 2010, 9:07 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Injury can alter the best-laid plans, but the Red Sox have gone a long way toward cementing their starting rotation for the foreseeable future after signing Josh Beckett to a four-year contract extension worth $68 million.

"We couldn't be more thrilled to keep Josh around,'' Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein said at a Monday afternoon news conference in Fenway Park. "We were talking that he'll be with the Red Sox for nine years when this contract is up. He's earned it. Josh ...

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