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Pitchers and catchers do not have to report to spring training until February 19th but Lester, Beckett, Doubront, Alex Wilson and others have already begun working out. As the Red Sox camp gets underway there are a few big questions that will need to be answered in the coming months.The back end of the rotation. Lester, Beckett, and Buchholz provide a solid front end of the rotation, after that it gets sketchy. Lackey is out for the season and Dice-K will miss the first half. Roy Oswalt is still out there but his $10 million asking price might be a bridge too far for John Henry and Co. when you factor in the luxury tax. Bard is going to try to make the transition to a starter and Aceves also wants to join him. If either one of them falters this spring the door will be open for Arron Cook, Vicente Padilla, or Carlos Silva to possibly land a spot in the rotation.Shortstop. Jose Iglesias is the shortstop of the future but is he ready for the Show? Ideally the Sox w...
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David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox have avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract worth $14,575,000.
The deal was midway between the $16.5 million the designated hitter asked for last month and the $12.65 million submitted by the Red Sox, which matched his 2011 earnings.
A hearing had been scheduled for Monday afternoon.
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - David Ortiz seemed happy as he left the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel yesterday without speaking to the media after he settled his salary dispute with the Red Sox before an arbitration hearing for $14.575 million.
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