It is now offical. The Boston Red Sox, with a bid of $51.1 million, has earned the right to negotiate with right-handed pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka. The Seibu Lions have agreed to accept the bid and the Red Sox now have 30 days to work out a contract with Matsuzaka. If they don't, they will be refunded their bid.
Red Sox Win Rights To Talk To Matsuzaka