Red Sox sign Porcello, Tazawa to avoid arbitration

Nava, Miley exchange figures with club ahead of possible hearings

Red Sox sign Porcello, Tazawa to avoid arbitration

BOSTON -- The Red Sox agreed to terms on one-year, non-guaranteed contracts with starting pitcher Rick Porcello and righty reliever Junichi Tazawa, avoiding arbitration with both players.

Porcello, the sinkerballing righty who was acquired from the Tigers in a trade for Yoenis Cespeces, signed a $12.5 million contract.

The deal with Tazawa, an indispensable part of Boston's bullpen the last three seasons, is for $2.25 million.

That leaves lefty Wade Miley and outfielder Daniel Nava as the club's two remaining arbitration-eligible players.

Miley, who came to the Red Sox in a trade from the D-backs back in December, submitted an arbitration figure of $4.3 million while Boston countered at $3.4 million.

Nava is requesting $2.25 million while the Red Sox submitted an offer of $1.3 million.

The Red Sox have not had an arbitration hearing with a player since Rolando Arrojo in 2002.

Ian Browne is a reporter for Read his blog, Brownie Points, and follow him on Twitter @IanMBrowne. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.