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Red Sox, Daniel Bard Avoid Arbitration

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.