MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp’, a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNBogaerts has been a consistent offensive producer for the defending World Series champions. He set career highs in home runs (23), RBI (103), on-base percentage (.360) and slugging percentage (.522) last season. Through the first three games of 2019, Bogaerts has two hits in 12 at-bats with a home run while manning shortstop. BREAKING: The Red Sox and shortstop Xander Bogaerts are nearing a contract extension, sources said. Deal is not finalized, but is close.— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) April 1, 2019Shortstop Xander Bogaerts and the Boston Red Sox are finalizing a seven-year, $132M contract extension, league sources tell ESPN.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) April 1, 2019Bogaerts — who was originally expected to be a free agent after the season — joins a star-studded list of players to recently receive extensions. Kyle Hendricks, Jacob deGrom, Paul Goldschmidt and Bogaerts’ teammate Chris Sale have been extended in the last 10 days alone, while Mike Trout, Alex Bregman and Nolan Arenado received new contracts during spring training. Xander Bogaerts is set to become a very rich man. The Red Sox and Bogaerts reportedly agreed to a seven-year, $132 million contract extension on Sunday. WEEI’s Evan Drellich first reported a deal was close, and ESPN’s Jeff Passan added further details.