Friday, January 16, 2015

Red Sox And Junichi Tazawa Settle On Contract

One of the true bright lights of the Boston bullpen—Junichi Tazawa—avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.25 million contract with the Red Sox. Tazawa—a homegrown Red Sox product—has come into his own in the last few seasons, becoming a reliable set-up man for The Carmine Hose. The 28-year old righty posted a 2.86 ERA in 2014—hurling 63 innings. Over the last three years, he has averaged more than a strikeout per inning.