The Red Sox have until 1 p.m. ET on Friday to come to contract terms with several players. Here's where they
13 January, 2019, 20:58
The Red Sox rarely let it get to that point but we saw past year a case where they were forced to go to arbitration with a star player. He and the club could not come to an agreement on salaries the last two seasons.
Nine Boston players remained set to swap proposed arbitration salaries on Friday, including AL MVPMookie Betts.
It was the second-highest figure ever given to a player in year one of arbitration, behind only Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs.
The Red Sox reached agreements with all 10 of their eligible players.
An All-Star in 2016, the 34-year-old right-hander started the 2018 season late following left knee surgery and a 15-game domestic violence suspension.