AP sources: Red Sox set to add Lackey, Cameron

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BOSTON (AP) — John Lackey and the Boston Red Sox have reached a tentative agreement on a five-year contract, according to a baseball official with knowledge of the negotiations.

The deal is worth $16 million to $17 million a season, the official said on condition of anonymity because the agreement was not yet final.

Boston also reached a tentative agreement on a two-year contract with outfielder Mike Cameron, according to a person familiar with those negotiations. That deal is subject to a physical, the person said on condition of anonymity because the agreement was not yet final.

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AP Sports Writer Ronald Blum in New York contributed to this report.

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BOSTON (AP) — A baseball official with knowledge of the negotiations says John Lackey and the Boston Red Sox have reached a tentative agreement on a five-year contract.

The deal is worth $16 million to $17 million a season, the official said on condition of anonymity because the deal was not yet final.

Lackey, the top pitcher on the free-agent market after eight seasons with the Angels, was in Boston for a physical on Monday needed to complete the agreement, the official said.

The addition of Lackey would give the Red Sox an especially strong rotation that includes Josh Beckett and Jon Lester.

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AP Sports Writer Ronald Blum in New York contributed to this report.

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