Beltre 1 yr. Deal for $9m with player option for $5m. Physical comingCrasnick adds that there is a $1 million buyout for 2011.
Discussion at SoSH.
Gordon Edes, ESPN:
The Boston Red Sox have made an offer to free-agent third baseman Adrian Beltre, according to a major league source, but are facing competition from other teams, a list that could include the Orioles and Angels.
Terms and timing of the offer were not disclosed, but given the likely drop in Beltre's market, it would make sense for the Red Sox to have offered a two-year deal worth about $16 million to $20 million. ...
The source had indicated last week that even after the Mike Lowell trade with Texas was nullified by the Rangers, the Red Sox had quietly continued their pursuit of Beltre ... with Beltre close to making a decision.