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Sox avoid arb with Bogaerts, JBJ among 9

BOSTON -- The Red Sox reached one-year agreements with nine players on Friday to avoid salary arbitration, including cornerstone lineup pieces Xander Bogaerts and Jackie Bradley Jr.

The only arbitration-eligible player Boston did not reach a deal with is Mookie Betts.

Friday at 1 p.m. ET was the deadline for teams to exchange arbitration figures with all eligible players.

The other players who signed one-year deals are utility man Brock Holt, catchers Sandy Leon and Christian Vazquez and pitchers Joe Kelly, Drew Pomeranz, Eduardo Rodriguez and Brandon Workman.