NBC: Millwood to sign with Rockies

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NBC: Millwood to sign with Rockies

Kevin Millwood has reached a deal with the Colorado Rockies, according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post.

Millwood, who had an opt-out clause in his minor league contract with the Red Sox, was granted his release over the weekend. The 36-year-old veteran managed a 51 record with a 4.28 ERA through 73.2 innings in 13 starts with Pawtucket. Maureen Mullen offers some insight on his established career.

Renck reports that Millwood could start for the major league club on Wednesday.

From HardballTalk:

Millwood last started a big-league game on September 29 of last season ... Given his performance last season, drop in velocity, and mediocre numbers at Triple-A, it's tough to envision (him) having a whole lot of success in the majors at this point, particularly calling Coors Field home.

Red Sox avoid arbitration with Bogaerts, Holt with 1-year deals

Red Sox avoid arbitration with Bogaerts, Holt with 1-year deals

Facing a 1 p.m. Friday deadline to avoid arbitration, the Red Sox reportedly agreed to a one-year, $3.6 million deal with center field Jackie Bradley Jr., and also avoided hearings with six other players.

Shortstop Xander Bogaerts, utilityman Brock Holt, pitchers Joe Kelly, Robbie Ross Jr., Tyler Thornburgh and catcher Sandy Leon also agreed to one-year deals.

Terms of the deals were not announced.

It leaves left-handers Fernando Abad and Drew Pomeranz as the only arbitration-eligible Red Sox without a deal.  

Report: Bradley Jr. avoids arbitration, agrees to 1-year, $3.6M deal with Red Sox

Report: Bradley Jr. avoids arbitration, agrees to 1-year, $3.6M deal with Red Sox

Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley avoided arbitration and agreed to a one-year, $3.6 million deal with the team, ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reported.

Bradley, who turns 27 April 19, had his best season in 2016, hitting .267 with 26 homers and a league-best 29-game hitting streak. He also won his first Gold Glove. A Scott Boras client, Bradley isn’t eligible for free agency until 2020. 
 
Friday at 1 p.m. was the deadline to reach deals to avoid arbitration. 

Other arbitration-eligible Red Sox are infielders Xander Bogaerts and Brock Holt, left-handers Drew Pomeranz and Fernando Abad, right-handers Joe Kelly, Robbie Ross and Tyler Thornburg and catcher Sandy Leon.