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Red Sox agree to 1-year deal with reliever Tyler Thornburg

John Tomase
November 30, 2018 - 11:16 am

The Red Sox announced on Friday that they've agreed to a one-year deal with reliever Tyler Thornburg, avoiding arbitration. The deal is worth $1.75 million, per's Rob Bradford.

Thornburg missed the entire 2017 season after undergoing surgery to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, returning last year to make his Red Sox debut. He appeared in 25 games and posted a 5.63 ERA before being shut down in September to focus on 2019.

With a full offseason, the Red Sox hope Thornburg can regain the form that made him one of the best setup men in baseball with the Brewers in 2016, when he went 8-5 with a 2.15 ERA and struck out more than 12 batters per nine innings.

The Red Sox also announced that they'll tender contracts to the other 29 unsigned players on their big league roster.

They currently have one open spot on their 40-man roster and 10 players signed for next season: J.D. Martinez, Mitch Moreland, Eduardo Nunez, Steve Pearce, Dustin Pedroia, Rick Porcello, David Price, Chris Sale, Thornburg, and Christian Vázquez.