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According to Jon Heyman of SI.com (via Twitter), the yet to be announced extension for Adrian Gonzalez with the Boston Red Sox will be 8-years, $161 million. The amount will put his average annual value for the contract at $20.125 million, or the 10 highest ever by AAV just ahead of Manny Ramirez 8-year, $160 million deal that ran from 2001-08 (AAV $20 million).
In terms of first baseman, the Gonzalez deal is close to the AAV in the 8-year, $180 million Mark Teixeira landed with the Yankees in 2009. For Tex, his AAV is currently $22.5 million or 8th highest ever.
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