Left-hander Chris Sale and the Boston Red Sox are working on a long-term contract extension, confirmed league sources at Jeff Passan of ESPN.
An agreement is not reached, but it follows this trend, and is expected to be completed.
A transaction, if concluded, should be in the order of $ 150 million over five years, sources in the league told Passan.
The Red Sox pitcher, Chris Sale, wants to make more than 30 starts and more than 200 innings, as he has done in four of his previous five seasons.
The Boston Globe first reported that the parties were coming to an agreement.
Sale, who turns 30 on March 30, is entering the final year of his current contract. He will win $ 15 million in the final season of his five-year contract with the Chicago White Sox before the 2013 season. The contract guaranteed $ 32.5 million, including a 2017 option buyout. will bring him $ 59 million over seven seasons plus award bonuses.
The 2017 AL Cy Young Award finalist and Sale, seven times better, Sale was declared the winner in the ninth round of the fifth game of the 2018 World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers to close the fourth Boston title in 15 seasons.
Sale, who started the all-star game for a third season in a row, was 12-4 with a 2.11 ERA and 237 in 158 innings. He finished fourth in the Cy Young vote
Dirty also dealt with the inflammation of the shoulder that led to two runs in the second-half injury list, as well as the decrease in speed and playoff dominance.