Fresh off a monster extension for Rafael Devers, Chaim Bloom and the Boston Red Sox avoided arbitration with five players and added almost $17 million to their 2023 payroll in the process this past weekend.
For the Red Sox, that included new contracts for catcher Reese McGuire, infielder Christian Arroyo, outfielder Alex Verdugo, and pitchers Nick Pivetta and Ryan Brasier.
The signings brought Boston’s estimated payroll for 2023 up to over $163 million, according to Spotrac.
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