Red Sox, Papelbon reach one-year deal

January, 19, 2010

The Boston Red Sox and closer Jonathan Papelbon came to terms Tuesday on a one-year deal worth $9.35 million, according to an industry source. The deal, which could escalate to $9.5 million with incentives, means the Red Sox and Papelbon will avoid arbitration.

Red Sox relievers Manny Delcarmen and Ramon Ramirez also reached one-year deals Tuesday to avoid arbitration hearings, the club announced. Delcarmen will make $905,000 in 2010, with an additional $15,000 with 65 appearances. Ramirez will earn $1.1175 million.

Outfielder Jeremy Hermida is the only remaining arbitration-eligible Red Sox player without a deal. Hermida is seeking $3.85 million while the team offered $2.95 million, according to a baseball source confirming an Associated Press report.

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Gordon Edes

ESPN Staff Writer



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