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Sports Log: Daniel Nava reaches deal with Red Sox

The Red Sox reached an agreement with outfielder/first baseman Daniel Nava on a one-year, nonguaranteed contract to avoid salary arbitration on Thursday. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

AP Photo/Kathy Willens

With Nava signed, the Red Sox have just one arbitration-eligible player — lefthander Wade Miley — who has not yet reached agreement on a contract.

Robbie Ross started 12 games last season for the Rangers.

Red Sox trade Anthony Ranaudo to Rangers for Robbie Ross

Ross started 12 games last season, pitching 78.1 innings with a 6.20 ERA.

January 23, 2015, Ledyard, Connecticut: Boston Red Sox President & CEO Larry Lucchino, Chairman Tom Werner, Principal Owner John Henry, General Manager Ben Cherington, and Manager John Farrell speak at the fifth annual NESN Town Hall during the Red Sox Winter Weekend at Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut Friday, January 23, 2015. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox)

Alex Speier

Red Sox’ payroll follows spread-the-wealth formula

The Red Sox will surge past the luxury tax mark in 2015. Here’s a breakdown of the player salaries.

Bill Monbouquette in 1965.

Former Red Sox pitcher Bill Monbouquette dies at 78

The Medford native pitched eight seasons for the Red Sox and threw a no-hitter in 1962.

Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia dealt with injuries en route to his worst season in 2014. Pedroia expects to return to form this season. Michael Dwyer/AP

Healthy Dustin Pedroia expects to return to form in 2015

The Red Sox second baseman has been able to work out during the entire offseason, despite surgery.


Following surgery, Mike Napoli feels refreshed, ready

The Red Sox first baseman had dealt with a serious case of sleep apnea for years.

// John Henry predicts pitch clocks will be in baseball’s future

In a wide-ranging interview, Henry also said the team will exceed $200 million in payroll in 2015.

Boston, MA 121914 Newly acquired pitcher Rick Porcello (cq) spoke to the media at Fenway Park, Friday, December 19 2014. (Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff) section: Sports slug: RedSox reporter: Peter Abraham

Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff

Red Sox avoid arbitration with Rick Porcello, Junichi Tazawa

Porcello settled on a one-year deal for $12.5 million, and Tazawa a one-year pact worth $2.25 million.


// Better days have been building in Toronto

Jose Bautista is coming off another big season for the Blue Jays, and he’ll have more lineup help in 2015.

Paul Swydan | Statistically Thinking

// How long can David Ortiz keep mashing?

The odds continue to stack against the Red Sox’ aging designated hitter, but he’s also been one to consistently defy them.

Ben Cherington says Red Sox unlikely to go after ace

The general manager likes the roster as it stands today, outside of a few tweaks to add some depth.

// Hall of Famer Ernie Banks dies at 83

Banks was a two-time MVP who never lost his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite years of playing on losing Cubs teams.