The Boston Red Sox made an offer to free-agent pitcher Bob Welch yesterday that was said to be worth $11 million over four years.
"It's a question of money," Boston general manager Lou Gorman said. "We put a very big offer down, and they'll get back to us."
The Chicago White Sox have made an offer of $12 million over four years for the right-hander, $1 million more than offered by the Oakland Athletics.
"You've got to realize now for sure that it's in the four-year area," White Sox general manager Ron Schueler said. "It's going to be $3 million and up when it starts.