The Boston Red Sox have avoided salary arbitration with Matt Albers as they've signed him to a one-year deal. They have also non-tendered Rich Hill. And as expected the Red Sox tendered contracts to Alfredo Aceves, Daniel Bard, Franklin Morales, Mike Aviles, Jacoby Ellsbury, Jed Lowrie and Jarrod Saltalamacchia.
I full expect that Hill will be given a minor league deal by the Red Sox in the not so distant future.
Here's the release from the Red Sox with the details:
BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox today signed right-handed pitcher Matt Albers to a one-year contract for the 2012 season, thus avoiding salary arbitration. Terms were not disclosed.
The club also announced that it will not tender a 2012 contract to left-handed pitcher Rich Hill. As a result, Hill will become a free agent. The Red Sox tendered 2012 contracts to the other 23 unsigned players on their Major League roster. Boston’s 40-man roster is now at 38.
The announcements were made by executi...