GM Epstein, Red Sox near agreement on contract extension

Updated: September 17, 2008, 1:47 AM ET
Associated Press

BOSTON -- Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein is nearing an agreement for a contract extension, team owner John Henry said Tuesday.

Epstein, who left Boston for nearly three months after his previous contract expired at the end of October 2005, currently has a three-year deal that expires at the end of next month.

"We are not done but we expect to have an announcement very soon," Henry said in an e-mail to The Associated Press. "I have asked all involved not to comment until this ...

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