Boston Red SoxIt’s that time of year right before spring training where the salary arbitration-eligible players file. On Friday, Boston Red Sox players Jonathan Papelbon, Manny Delcarmen, Ramon Ramirez and Jeremy Hermida all filed.

The Red Sox will now have until Tuesday to work out contracts with the players. If they can’t sign them by then, the two sides will exchange numbers and wait for an arbitration hearing to be announced sometime between February 1st to the 19th.

Papelbon made $6.25 million, Hermida made $2.25 million, Delcarmen made $476,000 and Ramon Ramirez made $441,000 in 2009.

The good news is that during his tenure as general manager of the Red Sox, Theo Epstein has never had to attend an arbitration hearing.