Adrian Gonzalez could have a new contract within the next seven to ten days, according to a report from the Boston Herald. In fact, according to the report, Gonzalez may have his new contract as soon as this weekend.
John Boggs, Gonzalez' San Diego-based agent, said yesterday that a deal could be reached during the homestand that begins today with the Fenway Park opener against the New York Yankees.
"I hope we will have something agreed upon in the next 10 days or so," Boggs said.
Gonzalez was traded to Boston on December 6, 2010 in a deal that sent Red Sox prospects Casey Kelly, Anthony Rizzo and Reymond Fuentes.
In six games this season, Gonzalez has seven hits in 23 at bats (.304 batting average) with one home run, five RBI and two walks. Gonzalez, who is 29 years old, is a lifetime .284 hitter with 907 hits, 169 home runs, 530 RBI and 417 walks.