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Robbie Ross Jr., Boston Red Sox Agree To Terms On One-Year Contract

The Boston Red Sox have avoided salary arbitration with left-handed pitcher Robbie Ross Jr. Ross and the Red Sox on Friday agreed to terms on a one-year, non-guaranteed contract for the 2016 season. The deal is worth $1.25 million and includes incentives, according to The Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham. The Red Sox now have no remaining unsigned players eligible for salary arbitration...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tazawa Avoids Arbitration, Agrees On Salary With Sox

Reliever Junichi Tazawa and the Boston Red Sox agreed to a one-year contract this week with a value of $3,375,000 after initially disagreeing on salary and heading towards arbitration.
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tazawa, Red Sox agree at $3,375,000, avoid arbitration

BOSTON (AP) Junichi Tazawa and the Boston Red Sox have avoided salary arbitration, agreeing to a one-year contract worth $3,375,000. As part of the agreement announced Wednesday, Tazawa could earn a $25,000 performance bonus for pitching in 70 games. The deal is not guaranteed. The 29-year-old right-hander was 2-7 with three saves and a 4.14 ERA in 61 relief appearances last...
Via Associated Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Junichi Tazawa, Red Sox Agree To One-Year Contract, Avoid Arbitration

Junichi Tazawa officially is sticking around Fenway Park for another season. The Boston Red Sox and the right-handed relief pitcher agreed to a one-year, non-guaranteed contract for the 2016 season. Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement Wednesday. The deal allows for the two sides to avoid salary arbitration, leaving Robbie Ross Jr. as the...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Curious Arbitration Case of Junichi Tazawa

A “baseball arbitration” is a term with some currency in the Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) corner of the world. It’s not particularly helpful in a lot of circumstances to limit what an arbitrator can do, but in baseball it makes a ton of sense: we’re not looking at whether someone did or didn’t skip out on a contract obligation or should be responsible for...
Via BP Boston
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Junichi Tazawa- Not a Closer

“It’s a learning experience for (Tazawa)—-he’s going to be better off for this moment”, Red Sox interim manager Tony Lovullo was quoted as saying . I can’t agree. Sunday’s implosion against Kansas City made his record 2-6 with a 3.74 ERA (high for a relief pitcher). His WHIP has risen to 1.128. Amazingly, he has blown 6 saves out of 8 chances. Who can replace...
Via Fenway West
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Junichi Tazawa Remains At Closer Despite Struggles Vs. Royals (Video)

Even though Junichi Tazawa blew a save opportunity against the Kansas City Royals on Sunday, the Boston Red Sox plan to keep him at closer. Tazawa, who excelled in the set-up role, moved to closer after Koji Uehara suffered a season-ending injury. And even though he has struggled at times in his new role, the job remains his. “We want to give him the ball in the ninth inning,”...
August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Junichi Tazawa’s Absence Hurts Boston Red Sox In Momentum-Killing Loss

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Junichi Tazawa was unavailable. That explains a lot. Tazawa’s absence from the Red Sox’s series opener against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park raised eyebrows, as Boston sure could have used the reliable right-handed reliever in its 12-8, extra-inning loss. But while there were two situations — the eighth inning and...
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Tazawa’s Role, Perkins’ Bullets, Butler, Buck, Baseball Americana

Junichi Tazawa is satisfied with his current role. Sort of. The 28-year-old set-up specialist would rather start or close, but he’s comforted by the knowledge that outs in the seventh and eighth innings can be every bit as valuable as outs in the ninth. And he gets a lot of them. Tazawa made 71 appearances […]
Via Fangraphs
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox 2014 Preview: Bullpen

Boston Red Sox 2014 Preview: BullpenThe Red Sox bullpen situation was nothing short of crazy last season, but it worked out for the best. With some new faces added to the mix, spring training will surely be a battle ground for the final bullpen spots. Longshots Drake Britton, Francisco Cordero, Rich Hill All three players could see time at the big league level later in the season...
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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