For Rick Porcello, free agency is just around the corner, but Boston Red Sox law cannot focus on anything except its poor game in recent times.
The winner of Cy Young 2016 said, according to Christopher Smith of MassLive:
I am not thinking about that now. I haven't talked to anyone in two months. I have to get someone out again before taking those steps. "
Whatever happens will happen. He will take care of himself. Honestly, it has been a difficult year, a frustrating year. It has been a physical and mental routine. And I'm still here with the Red Sox and I plan to end this contract. "
Before the 2015 season, Porcello and the Red Sox agreed to a four-year extension worth $ 82.5 million that will expire after the 2019 campaign.
The 30-year-old has encountered problems after becoming a somewhat controversial Cy Young winner, posting a 4.86 ERA in 95 starts since early 2017. The veteran has a 5.77 ERA and 1.45 WHIP in 29 starts this season. , and leads the majors in clean runs allowed. Since early August, Porcello has accepted 24 runs with 39 hits while walking 10 batters in 35 innings.
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