Seven more to go for new Boston Red Sox GM Ben Cherington to match his counterpart Theo Epstein in avoiding cases going to arbitration. So far he’s avoided arbitration with Matt Albers, Andrew Miller and Ryan Sweeney.

Boston Red SoxAnd now we can add Jarrod Saltalamacchia to the list.

The Red Sox avoided arbitration with Salty on Sunday night by signing him to a one-year deal worth $2.5 million. It’s a big raise for Salty as he only made $750,000 last year.

Salty took over as the every day catcher last year for the Red Sox and did a pretty good job. He got better defensively as the season went on and finished the season hitting .235 with 16 home runs, 56 RBIs and even stole a base.

Cherington still has seven more contracts to work out to keep the streak alive. They are Alfredo Aceves, Mike Aviles, Bailey, Daniel Bard, Jacoby Ellsbury, Franklin Morales and David Ortiz.

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