Ryan Brasier, Red Sox Agree To One-Year Contract, Avoiding Arbitration

Brasier has been with the Red Sox since 2018


November 30, 2021

UPDATE (9:01 p.m.): The Red Sox officially announced the signing of Ryan Brasier to a one-year deal.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Red Sox reportedly crossed one name off of their lengthy list of players headed for arbitration by agreeing to a new contract with relief pitcher Ryan Brasier on Tuesday.

Robert Murray of Fansided reported the deal was for $1.4 million through the 2022 season, which was confirmed by Julian McWilliams of The Boston Globe.

Brasier has been with the Red Sox since 2018, appearing in 134 games through four seasons with the club and posting a 3.39 ERA.

The 34-year-old was limited to just 13 games in 2021 due to a myriad of injuries and personal reasons, most notably taking a line drive to the face during a minor-league outing. But he finally returned to Boston late in the year, posting a 1.50 ERA through 12 innings before totaling four innings during the postseason.

Brasier will avoid salary arbitration this season by agreeing to the deal but is arbitration-eligible again in 2023, after which he will become a free agent. Christian Arroyo, Rafael Devers, Kevin Plawecki, Nick Pivetta, Hunter Renfroe, Josh Taylor and Alex Verdugo also are eligible for arbitration this season.

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