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Jacoby Ellsbury gets $9M deal

Updated: January 18, 2013, 11:52 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

The Boston Red Sox and outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury agreed Friday to a one-year deal worth $9 million, avoiding arbitration.

Ellsbury, who missed 79 games last season with a shoulder injury, will get a slight raise from the $8.05 million he was paid in 2012, when his salary jumped by $6 million after a 2011 season in which he finished runner-up in the AL MVP race. The 29-year-old Ellsbury put up much more modest numbers last season, hitting .271 with four homers and a .682 OPS ...

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