Boston Red SoxThe Major League Baseball Players Association sent out an email to the media on Friday and the Boston Red Sox have eight members who are eligible for salary arbitration for 2010.

They are Brian Anderson, Fernando Cabrera, Manny Delcarmen, Jeremy Hermida, Casey Kotchman, Hideki Okajima, Ramon Ramirez and Jonathan Papelbon.

During Theo Epstein’s reign as general manager of the Red Sox, not one player has gone to arbitration and I’d expect that trend to continue this year. I do suspect that he’ll have his hands full with Papelbon again who’ll likely be seeking another record salary in an arbitration year for a closer.

The Red Sox have tried to secure Papelbon with a long-term deal like they did with Jon Lester, Kevin Youkilis and Dustin Pedroia but he has rebuffed their efforts. Papelbon made $6.25 million last season after making $775K in 2008.

Here is a list of what the players made in 2009:

  • Anderson: $440,000
  • Cabrera: $700,000 (when on big league roster)
  • Delcarmen: $476,000
  • Hermida: $2.25 million
  • Kotchman: $2.825 million
  • Okajima: $1.75 million
  • Ramirez: $441,000