Sox sign three; only one arbitration case remains

Sox sign three; only one arbitration case remains
January 17, 2014, 2:45 pm
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BOSTON -- Salary arbitration figures are scheduled to be exchanged between players and teams later today, but the Red Sox came to agreement Friday with three of their arbitration-eligible players before the deadline and now have only one arbitration case remaining.

They signed first baseman/outfielder Mike Carp for $1.4 million (a raise from $500,850 in 2013); reliever Junichi Tazawa for $1.275 million (an increase from his 2013 salary of $815,000); and signed utility infielder Jonathan Herrera for $1.3 million (up from $900,000 in Colorado last season).

After reaching agreement with reliever Burke Badenhop Wednesday night (for $2.1 million), that leaves only Andrew Miller unsigned among the team's arbitration-eligible players.

The Red Sox haven't gone to arbitration with a player in more than 10 years.

They can continue to negotiate with Miller until the arbitration hearing, which will take place sometime in mid-February. Miller made $1.475 million last year before suffering a season-ending foot injury in Seattle in early July.