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Report: BoSox ink Bello to six-year, $55M extension

Brayan Bello Boston Red Sox Brayan Bello - The Canadian Press

The Boston Red Sox have locked up a key rotation piece for the foreseeable future.

ESPN's Kiley McDaniel reports the team has signed righty Brayan Bello to a six-year, $55 million extension.

The deal comes with a seventh-year club option for $21 million.

A native of Samana, Dominican Republic, Bello is set to enter his third major league season. He made 28 starts in 2023, going 12-11 with an earned run average of 4.24 and a 1.388 WHIP over 157.0 innings pitched. Bello struck out 132 batters and walked 45.

In parts of two big-league seasons, Bello is 14-19 with a 4.37 ERA and 1.456 WHIP over 214.1 innings of work.