Red Sox sign Rick Porcello to 4-year, $82 million extension

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Red Sox sign Rick Porcello to four-year, $82 million extension
Tuesday April 7th, 2015

The Boston Red Sox signed Rick Porcello to a four-year extension worth $82 million, the team announced Monday. 

The 26 year old right-hander will make $12.5 million this season, along with a $500,000 signing bonus. 

In 2014, Porcello went 15-13 for the Tigers with a 3.43 ERA. He helped lead the Tigers to the MLB playoffs, where they were swept by the Baltimore Orioles in the American League Divisional Series. 

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Porcello was traded by the Tigers to Boston in December in exchange for Yoenis Cespedes with one year left on his existing contract. With Monday's extension, the Red Sox have secured Porcello's services through the 2019 season. 

On Monday, Porcello characterized his team as one that "expects" to win a World Series in 2015.

"The main topic of conversation was winning a World Series in 2015. What struck me was that it wasn’t discussed like it was a goal, but rather an expectation," Porcello wrote of the team's internal discussions in spring training. 

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