The deadline for teams and players to exchange figures for arbitration came and went at 1 this afternoon, and the Red Sox snuck in one more agreement, signing outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury to a one-year, $9 million deal, according to a source. "Deal done!" Ellsbury tweeted. "Excited to get to spring training!!!" Ellsbury joins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia as players to settle before exchanging figures. Saltalamacchia earned $4.5 million for one year. That leaves seven arbitration-eligible players: closer Joel Hanrahan, and relievers Andrew Bailey, Alfredo Aceves, Craig Breslow, Daniel Bard, Andrew Miller, and Franklin Morales.
Red Sox reach agreement with Ellsbury
Boston Herald | Jan 18