Red Sox give Price $217M, 7-year deal

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BOSTON (AP) The Boston Red Sox and AL Cy Young runner-up David Price have agreed to terms on a seven-year free-agent deal worth $217 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday night because the deal - the largest ever for a pitcher - is pending a physical. It is expected to be announced on Friday, the person told the AP.

A left-hander who was the AL's top pitcher in 2012 and the runner-up twice in seven full major league seasons, Price has a 3.09 ERA with 1,372 strikeouts and 104 wins. He went 18-5 with a 2.45 ERA in 2015, striking out 225.

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76ers beat Lakers to end 28-game skid

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Gronkowski has bone bruise, knee sprain

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