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Red Sox avoid arbitration with Rick Porcello and Junichi Tazawa

Rick Porcello, acquired by the Red Sox in December, earned $8.5 million last season as a 15-game winner for the Tigers.
Rick Porcello, acquired by the Red Sox in December, earned $8.5 million last season as a 15-game winner for the Tigers.File/Elise Amendola/AP

The Red Sox avoided arbitration with newly acquired starter Rick Porcello and setup man Junichi Tazawa by agreeing to terms on Friday.

Porcello, who made $8.5 million last season with Detroit, settled on a one-year deal for $12.5 million, while Tazawa agreed to a one-year deal worth $2.25 million.

Tazawa, 28, appeared in 71 games in 2014, the same number he pitched in in 2013. He earned $1.275 million last season.

Porcello, 26, got the raise based on his 15-win season with the Tigers. He’s expected to be the Red Sox’ top starter in 2015, but can become a free agent after the season. The Red Sox have said they wanted to let Porcello settle in before discussing a long-term deal.

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The Red Sox exchanged figures with their two remaining arbitration-eligible players, lefty Wade Miley and outfielder Daniel Nava.

Miley earned $523,000 last season and should rise into the $3 million-$4 million range.

Nava earned $556,500 last season.


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