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Werth off market, signs with Nats

As the Red Sox's trade with the Padres for Adrian Gonzalez seemed less certain with the sides unable to negotiate a contract extension by their 2 p.m. deadline, another target of Theo Epstein came off the market when free agent outfielder Jayson Werth signed with the Washington Nationals.

The terms of Werth's deal were seven years and $126 million, figures Epstein was unlikely to approach.

Those numbers also don't figure to bolster Epstein's case if he still has hopes of negotiating an extension with Gonzalez.