Curt Schilling and the Red Sox agreed to a one-year contract today that will keep Schilling with the Red Sox for what he says will be his final year of his career. It is an $8 million deal, with $2 million in incentives.
This appears to be a mutually beneficial deal for both sides. Schilling backed away from that $13 million he wanted, and the Red Sox signed him quickly, before the 15-day window that they had exclusive rights on him expired.
No word on Mike Lowell. He has not yet filed for free agency, and still has one week to do so. The fact that he hasn't filed yet maybe a good sign, that he will agree on a new deal before the Sox' rights on him passes. Time will tell.