Both sides had been talking about the deal for the last few days with one of the issues being how much of Scutaro’s $6mm salary Colorado would take on which now appears to be all of it.
The deal may pave the way for Boston to sign Roy Oswalt as they were looking to shed payroll to sign him.
Scutaro posted a career high .299 avg in 445 plate appearances last season.
Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe notes that Nick Punto and Mike Aviles will likely platoon at shortstop instead of bringing up defensive wiz Jose Iglesias from the minors initially at the start of the season.
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