Originally Posted by DirtySox
Meh. I'm okay with delaying his free agency, especially since his agent is Boras. I'll take that extra year.
I don't think this is a service time issue at all...I think it's an Ozzie issue. Even if he came up now he would not accrue enough service time to void his 2012 contract for $2.5M(and Sox would have to exercise a $3.5M option). And the Sox would still have him under team control through 2014.