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December 18, 2008 8:30 PM

Red Sox Front Office In Texas, Teixeira Close To Joining Boston?

Mark Teixeira, the last remaining big free agent in this off season's proverbial hot stove, is seemingly set to sign with the Boston Red Sox, who aren't taking any chances, as owner John Henry, president Larry Lucchino, and GM Theo Epstein are all in Texas right now, meeting with Teixeira (and Scott Boras), trying to finalize a deal.

According to Channel 5's Mike Lynch, who cited unnamed sources, the Red Sox were offering an eight-year, $184 million contract (average annual value -- $23 million) and are hopeful they can wrap up a deal tonight or tomorrow morning.

The Globe's Adam Kilgore has confirmed that Boras is in Dallas tonight.

Get ready for Mark Teixeira to become Mahk Tashaha.

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