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Clay Buchholz gets 4-year extension

Updated: April 10, 2011, 6:36 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The Red Sox on Sunday announced a contract extension for right-handed pitcher Clay Buchholz on a four-year deal that guarantees him just under $30 million, with two club option years at $13 million apiece that makes the value of the deal potentially worth $56 million, major league sources confirmed Sunday.

"He's a homegrown core member of the ballclub,'' Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein said in a press conference announcing the deal. "We expect Clay to be here a long time.

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