The Red Sox and relief pitcher Ryan Brasier will avoid arbitration this winter, with the two side agreeing to a one-year, $1.4 million contract for the 2022 season. Robert Murray of Fansided was the first to report the deal.
Brasier missed most of the 2021 season due to a string of injuries, including getting hit in the head by a line drive during a simulated game while rehabbing after a calf injury in June. He ended up appearing in 13 games for the Red Sox, recording a 1.50 ERA in 12 innings.
Since joining the Red Sox in 2018, Brasier has been one of the team’s more reliable relievers. In 134 apperances with the club, the 34-year-old is 6-5 with a 3.49 ERA.
With Brasier signed, the Red Sox now have eight players set to go to arbitration in February. The biggest name on that list is third baseman Rafael Devers, who at 25-years-old is arbitration eligible through 2023. Others who will have hearings are catcher Kevin Plawecki, infielder Christian Arroyo, outfielders Hunter Renfroe, Alex Verudgo, and Franchy Cordero, and pitchers Nick Pivetta and Josh Taylor.
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