Red Sox avoid arbitration with Miller

Red Sox avoid arbitration with Miller
February 15, 2014, 11:00 pm
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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Red Sox' streak of avoiding salary arbitration hearings with their players remains intact.     

The Sox, who settled with most of their arbitration-eligible players on the day figures were exchanged last month, reached agreement with their lone remaining unsigned arbitration-eligible player, Andrew Miller, late Saturday night.     

Miller and the Sox were set to go to a hearing Tuesday if they failed to reach agreement.     

Miller will receive "just over'' $1.9 million for 2014, according to an industry source.     

The lefty reliever, who missed most of the second half of the season with a broken foot, had asked for $2.15 million; the Red Sox had countered at $1.55 million.     

The halfway point between the two figures would have been $1.85 million, with Miller getting a salary slightly more than that.     

The lefty reliever was 1-2 with a 2.64 ERA, averaging 14.1 strikeouts per nine innings.     

The last time the Sox went to arbitration with a player was 2002, with pitcher Rolando Arrojo.     

Alex Speier of WEEI.com was first to report the agreement.