Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Red Sox Offer Arbitration To Ellsbury, Papelbon

Today, the Red Sox offered arbitration to closer Jonathan Papelbon and outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury (right). This is Papelbon's last year of arbitration and will be looking for a raise of last year's $11 million. Last year was his worst season at 5-7/3.90/76, and since he will be probably looking for more money than he deserves, although he's a good player. Jacoby Ellsbury had his worst season in 2010 as well, he was injured much of the year, and went .192/0/5 in his 18 games. Ellsbury will probably be searching for $2 million, according to sources. The Red Sox will hopefully be able to keep Theo Epstein's arbitration-less streak in his career as GM. The Red Sox will be able to keep the streak going, presumably, since they always have in the past.

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