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As you may now know, the Red Sox have signed Dustin Pedroia through 2021, when he will be 38 years old. The contract is an eight-year deal worth $110 million and replaces his current contract starting at the end of the year. The deal makes him the second-highest paid second baseman in baseball (behind Ian Kinsler, who is earning $15 million per year).
In addition to a signing bonus of $1 million, here is a look at what Pedroia will earn, beginning next year:
2014 – $12.5m
2015 – $12.5m
2016 – $13m
2017 – $15m
2018 – $16m
2019 – $15m
2020 – $13m
2021 – $12m
Pedroia also gets partial trade protection and an awards package. Some of the money in the deal is deferred.