Wilkerson agrees to minor league deal

Updated: February 3, 2009, 7:18 PM ET
Associated Press

BOSTON -- Outfielder and first baseman Brad Wilkerson has agreed to terms with the Boston Red Sox on a minor league deal that could pay him up to $2.5 million if he's added to the major league roster.

Brad Wilkerson

Wilkerson

Wilkerson would get a one-year contract for the major league minimum of $400,000. He could earn $1.1 million more in roster bonuses and $1 million in performance bonuses, said a person with knowledge of the negotiations who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal was not yet official.

Red Sox spokeswoman Pam Ganley said the team had nothing to announce.

Wilkerson, 31, batted .220 in 104 games with the Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays last year. His best season was 2004, when Wilkerson batted .255 with 32 homers with 67 RBIs for the Montreal Expos.


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