Pitchers & Catchers Report to Ft. Myers

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Sox & Pap Avoid Arbitration

The Red Sox and Jonathan Papelbon came to an agreement on a one-year, $6.25 million deal today, so arbitration will not be necessary. The two sides could not come to an agreement on a long-term deal. Papelbon will not becaome eligible for free agency until after the 2011 season.

Theo Epstein still has a perfect record as far as never having any Red Sox player go to arbitration.

Here's more from ESPN.com.

2 comments:

Peter N said...

A one year $6 million plus deal will be followed by a long term contract...where would we be without him? I don't even want to think about it!

The Omnipotent Q said...

The Red Sox have three years to get a long term deal with Papelbon done. Let's hope it becomes a reality.