CelebNMusic247.com has this report in regards to the 26-year-old right-hander, Rick Porcello decided he wanted to stay with the Red Sox. He was acquired from Detroit in December and is scheduled to make his Red Sox debut on Wednesday, agreed to a four-year, $82.5 million contract with Boston on Tuesday that runs from 2016-19.
Porcello deal was announced hours after the team opened the season with an 8-0 victory over Philadelphia.
Porcello said on the Players Tribune in a post that went online after the deal was announced:
“In a short time, I have become very comfortable with the organization and my teammates.”
“We have a special thing going here, and I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of it.”
Porcello said he spent time with Red Sox veterans Mike Napoli, David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia at the team’s winter event and talked about trying to win a World Series in 2015.
“What struck me was that it wasn’t discussed like it was a goal, but rather an expectation.”
“I continued to see this overwhelming commitment from my teammates, my manager, my coaches, the front office and ownership. I knew immediately I wanted to work in a place with that mentality.”