Free agent OF Jason Bay reportedly declines initial offer from Sox.
“Nothing will happen by day’s end, but we’ll keep talking,” Joe Urban, Bay’s agent told SI.com.
An unidentified source told SI.com that the offer was somewhere in the four-year, $60 million range.
At 12.01 am ET on Friday, Boston will lose it’s chance to exclusively speak to Bay. At that time, free agents will be able to sign with any team.
“It’s not a surprise that a player that’s gone this far wants to see what’s out there,” Red Sox GM Theo Epstein told SI.com. He declined to speak about the specific offer to Bay.
In 2009, Bay hit .267 and hit 36 homers with 119 RBI’s. He has said that he would like to go back to Boston.
Yanks pound out five homers to take rubber game in Boston.
|Jeter||SS||.331||.298, 14 for 47|
|Damon||LF||.284||.273, 12 for 44|
|Teixeira||1B||.288||.125, 2 for 16|
|Swisher||RF||.251||.294, 5 for 17|
|Cano||2B||.314||.341, 14 for 41|
|Cabrera||CF||.270||.333, 12 for 36|
|Molina||C||.250||.154, 4 SO|
Each team looks to restore some order in series and salvage final game, win series.
Yanks hope they have something left after outburst last night.
Matsui’s knocks two home runs to give Yanks first Fenway “W” this season.