In Boston Red Sox offseason news, former closer Keith Foulke has declined salary arbitration from the Red Sox. Foulke reportedly declined the salary arbitration so that he could sign with a team closer to his family and his home in Arizona.

This leaves the Sox without a closer for next year still. There are reports circulating that they will more than likely sign Eric Gagne to a contract and hope he can return to his past form after 2 years of battling elbow problems. I think I’d rather see Papelbon back closing games next year before I see this.

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