Red Sox News: Boston Agrees To One-Year Deals With Rick Porcello, Junichi Tazawa

The Boston Red Sox now have just two arbitration-eligible players left to negotiate with, after agreeing to terms on one-year deals with starter Rick Porcello and relief pitcher Junichi Tazawa.

Per an AP report, "the Red Sox agreed to a $12.5 million, one-year deal with pitcher Rick Porcello and a $2.25 million contract with reliever Junichi Tazawa as they swapped proposed arbitration figures with pitcher Wade Miley and outfielder Daniel Nava."

The Red Sox acquired Porcello, 26, from the Detroit Tigers last month. He went 15-13 in 2014 with a 3.43 ERA, tossing an MLB-high three shutouts while making $8.5 million.

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Tazawa, 28, spent his fifth year with the Red Sox in 2014, posting a 4-3 record with a 2.86 ERA in 71 appearances for Boston last season. He made $1.275 million for the campaign.

According to the AP bulletin, "Miley is asking for a raise from $523,500 to $4.3 million, and the team offered $3.4 million. Nava, like Miley in arbitration for the first time, requested a hike from $556,500 to $2.25 million. Boston submitted $1.3 million."

If the parties can't come to terms over the next couple weeks, the sides will go to arbitration in front of a three-person panel.

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