This comes after reports had surfaced that the Gonzalez deal was getting the nix, because the two sides were unable to reach an agreement on a new deal.
It's very possible that the Sox used the 2 p.m. window allotted by Major League Baseball as an opportunity to sit down and get a concrete idea of what Gonzalez is looking for before making the deal official.
It's important to note that the Sox would stand to save a significant amount of money on the MLB luxury tax if they wait until after opening day 2011 to announce a contract extension, ala Josh Beckett last year.
No official word yet from the Boston brass.
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