Boston Red Sox and Rick Porcello agree to a four-year contract extension.

Jorge Camargo
Contributing Writer

Photo by Barry Chin/Globe Staff.
Well, now we know why Porcello confirmed to WEEI that he told the Red Sox that he prefers to not have contranct talks during the regular season.

Shortly after a tremendous win against the Phillies on Opening Day, the Red Sox announced that they agreed to a four-year extension with pitcher Rick Porcello. The deal is worth $82.5 million, the same amount of money the Red Sox gave to John Lackey for a five-year contract.

Below are the deatils of the extension, as first reported by The Boston Globe's Alex Speier.

Porcello was traded to the Boston Red Sox during the offseason in exchange for Yoenis Céspedes. The 26-year old right-handed pitcher is coming off his best season yet where he posted a 3.43 ERA, with 240.2 innings pitched and 15 wins. Rick Porello is scheduled to make his regular season debut for the Red Sox on Wednesday against the Phillies.

You can read here what Porcello wrote about his extension for The Players' Tribune.

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