Report: Red Sox, veteran Timlin agree on 1 year, $3 million

Updated: December 3, 2007, 3:50 PM ET
Associated Press

BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox and reliever Mike Timlin reached a preliminary agreement on a one-year contract worth $3 million.

The deal, which is pending the results of a physical, was confirmed Monday by a person with knowledge of the negotiations who spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not yet been announced.

The 41-year-old Timlin went 2-1 with a 3.42 ERA in 50 games for Boston this year. He also made six appearances in the postseason, including five scoreless outings.

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