The Boston Red Sox avoided arbitration with Daniel Bard, signing him to a one-year contract worth $1.6125M. This marked the first year of arbitration eligibility for the right-hander. As noted earlier, Bard filed for arbitration at $1.825M, with the Sox countering at $1.4M. His contract will pay him the exact midpoint.
Bard, 26, appeared in 70 games with the Red Sox in 2011, posting a 3.33 ERA in 73 innings of work.
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Sox ink right-hander Daniel Bard to one-year contract | redsox.com: News
The Red Sox avoided an arbitration hearing with righty Daniel Bard, signing him to a $1.6125 million deal on Saturday.
Arbitration Notes: AL East - MLB Daily Dish
"With that in mind, numerous players have agreed to one-year contracts for the 2012 season on Tuesday in order to avoid arbitration and keep things a tad simpler. Here are the AL East players that have avoided arbitration by agreeing to deals on Tuesday, and numbers on players that didn't:"