Red Sox Avoid Arbitration With Jacoby Ellsbury

The Red Sox avoided arbitration with center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury on a deal worth $8.05MM, tweets MLBTR's Ben-Nicholson-Smith.  MLBTR projected a $7.9MM salary for Ellsbury, who finished second in the AL MVP voting.  The Red Sox still have multiple arbitration cases to settle.

Some say Ellsbury's salary is a record for a second-time arbitration eligible player, but Miguel Cabrera received $11.3MM in 2007 a few months before agreeing to a multiyear deal (in which his '07 salary remained unchanged).