Source: Joe Kelly, Red Sox avoid arbitration with 1-year, $2.6 million deal
|01.15.16 at 2:22 pm ET|
According to a major league source, the Red Sox and pitcher Joe Kelly have agreed to a one-year, $2.6 million agreement for 2016, avoiding arbitration.
It was the first year of arbitration eligibility for Kelly, who went 10-6 with a 4.82 ERA in 2015. The 27-year-old righty went on an eight-start stretch in which he went 8-0 with a 2.59 ERA before being shut down for the final three weeks of the season with an elbow issue.
The other two Red Sox who remain arbitration eligible are relievers Robbie Ross Jr. and Junichi Tazawa.
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