BOSTON -- All-Star second baseman Dustin Pedroia is close to a contract that could keep him with the Boston Red Sox for his entire big league career. Keke Coutee Stitched Jersey . A person with knowledge of the talks said Tuesday that Pedroia is in the process of agreeing to a deal adding $100 million over seven seasons through 2021. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the agreement was not yet complete. The new deal was first reported by WEEI. Pedroia is making $10 million this year and is guaranteed the same amount in 2014 as part of a $40.5 million, six-year contract that started in 2009. That deal includes an $11 million club option for 2015 with a $500,000 buyout. The 5-foot-8, 165-pound sparkplug was the AL Rookie of the Year in 2007 and AL MVP in 2008. Its important to Pedroia to finish his career in Boston. The deal would expire after he turns 38. "Its not official or anything, but, yeah, this is my home," he said before Tuesday nights game against the Tampa Bay Rays. "I love being here. I love my teammates. I love the city. So if (the deal is finalized), Ill be pretty excited." Pedroia is a big reason for Bostons success. The Red Sox began play Tuesday with a half-game lead over the Rays in the AL East with a 60-41 record after winning just 69 games last season. In 100 games through Monday, Pedroia was hitting .308 with six homers and 57 RBIs. He made only two errors and missed just one game. A new contract "is not going to change who I am or my role with this team," he said. "My job is to still go out there and try to help us win a game every day and Ill try to do all I can to make that happen." The 29-year-old was a backup on the AL all-star team this season and entered the game after starter Robinson Cano was hit by a pitch. Cano can become a free agent after this season, his ninth with the New York Yankees. Pedroia might have received a better deal than the one thats close to agreement if he had become a free agent after the 2014 or 2015 seasons. "I dont look at it like that," he said. "I want to be at a place where its special to me and this place has been that." And he doesnt expect a rich contract to change the way his teammates look at him. "They still have to look down at me. Im pretty short," Pedroia joked, "but its a good feeling." In 956 games through Monday, Pedroia had a .303 career batting average, 96 homers and 466 RBIs. A second-round pick of the Red Sox in the 2004 amateur draft, Pedroia made his major league debut in August 2006. He hit .191 in 31 games that season then had his breakout season in 2007 when Boston won its second World Series championship in four years. He hit .317 with eight homers and 50 RBIs. He did even better in 2008 with a .326 batting average, 17 homers and 83 RBIs, winning a Gold Glove and Silver Slugger award. In 2011, Pedroia posted career highs of 21 homers and 91 RBIs with a .307 batting average. He dipped slightly last year with a .290 average, 15 homers and 65 RBIs as the Red Sox finished in last place in the AL East with a 69-93 record under manager Bobby Valentine. "I love being here," Pedroia said. "I live and die by this team and its important to me to be here my whole time." Duke Ejiofor Stitched Jersey . Dusautoir, the former World Player of the Year, sustained a torn bicep playing for Toulouse in the Heineken Cup on Saturday. The flanker, who has played 65 times for France, is expected to be out for up to four months. 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Mattingly said the team doesnt think the problem is related to the shoulder surgery Kemp had in the off-season. "Its kind of a separate issue," Mattingly said. "It is that shoulder, though." The Dodgers recalled outfielder Scott Van Slyke from Triple-A Albuquerque to take Kemps roster spot. Los Angeles also placed right-hander Stephen Fife on the 15-day DL with right shoulder bursitis and added newly acquired right-hander Ricky Nolasco to the roster. Nolasco, obtained in a trade with Miami, will start Tuesday night. Mattingly said left-hander Chris Capuano would take Fifes next scheduled start. Fife could be back for a scheduled start after the break. Kemp will return to Los Angeles on Tuesday to seee team doctor Neal ElAttrache. Pink Texans Jerseys. Its Kemps second stint on the DL this season. He missed 24 games from May 30 to June 25 with a right hamstring strain. Kemp was clearly frustrated. "Its going to take more than a couple of days," he said. "I just want to play and I want to be 100 per cent when I play. Im not good when Im 70-80 per cent. I may be all right, but I want to be more than all right." Mattingly said the team had expected the cortisone shot to help more than it did. "He had a shot earlier this year that seemed to make everything go away for a long time. I think that was maybe April or spring or something," the manager said. "So thats why I think we expected this thing to be gone by today. "I think were being a little cautious. He probably would be able to play before the break, but it didnt seem to be worth it." Kemp is hitting .254 with four homers and 24 RBIs in 61 games. Van Slyke was optioned to Albuquerque last Friday but did not appear in a game there. In Monday nights lineup, Andre Ethier moved from left field to Kemps spot in centre, with Carl Crawford inserted in left. Fife also is on the DL for the second time this year. He missed 33 games from April 22 to May 30, also with right shoulder bursitis. 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