Purple Sox settle with Matt Barnes to keep away from arbitration


The Purple Sox tendered a contract to their remaining arbitration-eligible gamers on Wednesday.

Purple Sox reliever Matt Barnes, the perfect reliever remaining after Brandon Workman was traded over the summer time, settled for $4.5 million, in accordance with a supply. It’s his final season underneath contract earlier than free company.

Backup catcher Kevin Plawecki, who hit .344 whereas dealing with the defensive duties effectively, settled for $1.6 million.

Additionally settling have been relievers Austin Brice ($870,000) and Ryan Brasier ($1.25 million).

The Purple Sox didn’t comply with a wage with first-time arbitration-eligible third baseman Rafael Devers earlier than the 8 p.m. ET deadline, however will undoubtedly tender him a contract with a wage to be decided later, maybe via arbitration if the group and participant can’t agree. For comparability, different notable Purple Sox’ first-time arbitration salaries embody Xander Bogaerts ($4.5 million), Andrew Benintendi ($3.4 million) and Mookie Betts ($10.5 million).

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