Today at 11:59 PM EST the deadline passes for the Red Sox to offer contracts to any unsigned players on the rooster, otherwise they become free agents.
The Red Sox front office still has some work to do today as the list of players they might want to keep.
These are the ones to watch in the news that rolls out today.
Andrew Bailey was supposed to be the closer from 2012 onwards, but has been mostly found on the injured list. This last year he had right shoulder surgery causing him to miss the second half of the season. He made $4.1 million in 2013 while throwing only 28 2/3 innings and the question is, are they confident he can make a full recovery?
Joel Sherman tweets that Andrew Bailey will be tendered a contract today.
A person I trust said #Redsox will tender contract to Andrew Bailey: Uehara insurance/trade chip/just 1-yr commitment at $4M range
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) December 1, 2013
First baseman/outfielder Mike Carp, who seemed to come through every time he got the opportunity, had a .296 average with nine homers, 43 RBIs and an .885 OPS in 216 at-bats. Can't imagine why you would let him go.
So there you have it, a flurry of offers and news we can expect to start flowing out of the Red Sox management offices today and on into the evening. Sit back and enjoy the show!
Eric is a contributing writer since 2013 and a true Overseas Fan of the Boston Red Sox living in the Netherlands. He's spent years on baseball fields around the world pitching. His weekends are now spent helping the next generations of pitchers to find their passion and love for the sport. More articles by Eric: https://www.redsoxlife.com/search/label/ericschabell