(CBS) The Red Sox appear to have opened their checkbooks in a big way.
Boston is on the verge of signing Hanley Ramirez, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.com, and third baseman Pablo Sandoval as well on a long-term deal, according to reports.
Ramirez and the Red Sox are putting the finishing touches on a contract in the range of five years and $90 million, according to Rosenthal. While Ramirez has been an infielder for his entire career, he’s previously said he’ll play wherever his next team needs him at. In Boston, that may mean playing left field, Rosenthal reported.
Ramirez will be joined by Sandoval, who according to a report from CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman has agreed to a five-year deal worth somewhere around $100 million, pending a physical.
These moves come with a domino effect of sorts for Chicago’s two baseball teams. In need of some left-handed…
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