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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2012, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Shane Victorino follows through on a single against the Colorado Rockies in a baseball game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Victorino and the Boston Red Sox are close to completing a three-year deal worth $39 million, a person familiar with the talks told The Associated Press on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. The person, speaking at the baseball winter meetings under condition of anonymity because the contract wasn't finalized, said paperwork for the contract was being completed. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
Photo by: Reed Saxon
FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2012, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Shane Victorino follows through on a single against the Colorado Rockies in a baseball game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Victorino and the Boston Red Sox are close to completing a three-year deal worth $39 million, a person familiar with the talks told The Associated Press on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. The person, speaking at the baseball winter meetings under condition of anonymity because the contract wasn't finalized, said paperwork for the contract was being completed. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

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