The Red Sox and Tim Wakefield reached agreement on a two-year deal today that will pay Wake $5 million for 2010 and 2011 plus incentives.
Wake now gets a serious shot at the Red Sox record for wins in a career, as he is just 17 wins away from tying Cy Young and The Texas Con Man's record.
The Sox also exercised the option on Victor Martinez for 2010, and declined the options on both Alex Gonzalez and Jason Varitek for 2010. Gonzalez was due $6 million, but could still be back at a lower contract. Varitek's option was $5 million, and no one was surprised the Sox declined. Tek has a player option for $3 million, and has five days to exercise that, otherwise he becomes a free agent.
Here's more from Extra Bases on all these moves today.