Red Sox to unveil new acquisitions

Updated: December 16, 2009, 9:23 AM ET news services

BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox are set to announce free-agent deals with pitcher John Lackey and outfielder Mike Cameron.

The Red Sox have scheduled a pair of press conferences for Wednesday to welcome Lackey and Cameron to Boston. Cameron will be introduced at 11:30 a.m. ET and Lackey at 1:30 p.m. ET.

The deal with Lackey, the top pitcher on the free-agent market after spending eight seasons with the Angels, is worth $82.5 million over five years, sources told ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney.

The acquisition of the 31-year-old right-hander gives the Red Sox one of the best rotations in baseball. He is 102-71 with a 3.81 ERA in 234 career games.

Cameron, who turns 37 next month, batted .250 with 24 homers and 70 RBIs last season for Milwaukee. A three-time Gold Glove winner in center field, he could switch to left with Boston as a replacement for free agent Jason Bay.

Cameron received a two-year contract that would be for a total of about $15.5 million, a source told's Jerry Crasnick.

Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.



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