Catcher Jason Varitek is staying in Boston, the latest prize in a flurry of free-agent deals by the Red Sox since Pedro Martinez left town.

Varitek and the team agreed Thursday to a $40 million, four-year contract, a lawyer with knowledge of the negotiations said Thursday. The Red Sox also finalized a $1.5 million, one year-year contract with free agent pitcher Wade Miller.

D.C. SETS PROPOSAL deadline: Private investors have until Jan. 17 to submit proposals to assist financing Washington’s new ballpark under a process started by city’s chief financial officer.

ECKSTEIN JOINS CARDINALS: David Eckstein agreed to a three-year deal with St. Louis.

METS ADD GALARRAGA: Andres Galarraga, the 43-year-old first baseman, agreed to a minor league contract with the Mets.

DREW FINALIZES DEAL: Outfielder J.D. Drew finalizing his $55 million, five-year contract with Los Angeles.

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