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Red Sox Rumors: Theo Epstein Compensation Should Come By Spring Training

The Boston Red Sox could learn shortly what their compensation will be for the loss of former general manager Theo Epstein to the Chicago Cubs. According to report from the Boston Globe, the decision is in the hands of commissioner Bud Selig and is expected to come before Spring Training.

"Red Sox officials seem to think they’ll know what they’ll be getting from the Cubs "before the official start of spring training.’’ But is that when pitchers and catchers report, or when the full squad shows up?"

In October, Red Sox president Larry Lucchino allowed Epstein to void the final year of his contract so he could become president of baseball operations for the Cubs. In return, Boston is suppose to be receiving a "'significant' player in return."

However, it is still unclear as to what the definition of a "significant" player is -- as discussed in this Globe column from Nick Cafardo.

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