Red Sox Agree To 1 Year Deal With Papelbon

DRAMA AVOIDED

There will be no arbitration showdown between Jonathan Papelbon and the Red Sox.

The Red Sox closer and the club came to terms on a one-year deal this afternoon, according to multiple reports. The Globe’s Tony Massarotti confirmed that Papelbon will receive $9.35 million in 2010, with the deal reaching $9.5 million if incentives are met. The terms were first reported by ESPN Boston’s Gordon Edes.

The Red Sox have also come to terms with relievers Ramon Ramirez and Manny Delcarmen, according to the Globe’s Amalie Benjamin. A baseball source told Massarotti that Delcarmen will receive $905,000 next season, including an additional $15,000 if he pitches 65 games.

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