• Source: Red Sox, Ellsbury agree on $9M deal

    Summary of 4 articles · Updated Jan 18, 2013
    Ellsbury is set to hit free agency next offseason. After the 2013 season, Ellsbury will be eligible for free agency. The deal for Ellsbury comes a day after the Sox also avoided arbitration by signing catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia to a one-year contract. In 2011, Ellsbury finished second in the American League Most Valuable Player Award voting, hitting .321 with 32 homers and 105 RBIs. Rolando Arrojo in 2002 was the last Red Sox player to go to an arbitration hearing. Posey was eligible for arbitration for the first time after hitting a National League-leading .336 with 24 homers and 103 RBIs and helping the Giants win their second World Series title in three seasons.
    Sources: ESPN.com MLB.com
    • Posey, Ellsbury among 81 players reaching deals

      NL MVP Buster Posey agreed to an $8 million, one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants, teammate Hunter Pence got a $13.8 million deal and Jacoby Ellsbury settled with the Boston Red Sox for $9 million on a busy Friday as players and teams swapped…
      Source: CNNSI.com

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