Epstein says he, Red Sox agreed to new deal 'few weeks ago'

DANA POINT, Calif. -- Boston Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein has agreed to a new contract with the team.

Epstein revealed the agreement on the first day of the annual GM meetings.

"We finished it a few weeks ago," he said Monday. "I can't remember when."

Epstein left Boston for nearly three months after his previous contract expired at the end of October 2005 and his current deal was to expire at the end of last month. Epstein wouldn't say how long his new deal runs for but, interviewed by The Boston Globe, gave his reasons for remaining with the organization.

"When you sit back and think about being a general manager, this is exactly the type of organization you'd want to work for," he said, according to The Globe. "Great fans, great ownership, and a tremendous foundation of our scouting and player development, which if we don't screw it up will lead to long-term success."

Under Epstein, the Red Sox won the World Series in 2004 and 2007. Before that, they hadn't won the title since 1918.

"We're all in this game to work with good people and to try and win a World Series," Epstein said, according to The Globe.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.