Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Red Sox Could Take A $25.6M Arbitration Hit In 2017

According to an estimate by MLBTradeRumors.com, the Red Sox will have 11 players that are arbitration eligible at a projected total cost of $25.6 million in 2017. Of the 11, five are pitchers (Fernando Abad, Robbie Ross, Jr., Joe Kelly, Brandon Workman and Drew Pomeranz); three are infielders (Josh Rutledge, Brock Holt and Xander Bogaerts); two are catchers (Sandy Leon and Bryan Holaday) and one is an outfielder (Jackie Bradley, Jr.). Obviously, a few (if not many) of these 11 will be gone by Opening Day (are you listening, Fernando?), but it's instructive to see what the total salary hit could be in 2017.