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Red Sox avoid arbitration with Junichi Tazawa, Mike Carp, and Jonathan Herrera

Jan 17, 2014, 8:09 PM EDT

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The Red Sox have avoided arbitration with reliever Junichi Tazawa, first baseman/outfielder Mike Carp, and infielder Jonathan Herrera, WEEI’s Alex Speier reports. All three deals are non-guaranteed.

Tazawa, in his first year of arbitration eligibility, will take home $1.275 million on a one-year deal. He finished 2013 with a 3.16 ERA and a six-to-one strikeout-to-walk ratio in 68 1/3 innings pitching mostly in the seventh and eighth innings.

Carp, eligible for arbitration for the second time, will receive $1.4 million. He wrapped up 2013 with an .885 OPS having faced right-handed pitching in over 88 percent of his 243 plate appearances.

Herrera, also eligible for arbitration for the second time, will earn $1.3 million. The Red Sox acquired Herrera from the Rockies last month in exchange for reliever Franklin Morales and minor leaguer Chris Martin.

  1. richwizl - Jan 18, 2014 at 11:42 AM

    Seems to me that Carp and Taz are both underpaid; especially Taz.

  2. rocky100292 - Jan 19, 2014 at 2:08 PM

    Obviously they think their being paid fairly or they would let their cases go to the arbitration panel.

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