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Casey gets deal from Red Sox

Updated: February 1, 2008, 8:20 PM ET
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BOSTON -- Free agent first baseman Sean Casey has reached an agreement a one-year, $700,000 contract with the Boston Red Sox, ESPN's Peter Gammons reports.

Friday's deal was made pending a physical. Casey will give the Red Sox an experienced backup at first to starter Kevin Youkilis.

Casey, whose contract is not guaranteed, hit .296 with four homers, 30 doubles and 54 RBIs in 143 games for the Detroit Tigers last season. In 11 seasons, eight with Cincinnati, the left-handed hitter ...

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