BOSTON -- The Red Sox and pitcher Josh Beckett settled their
arbitration case Saturday, agreeing to a one-year contract for
Beckett, acquired in a seven-player trade on Thanksgiving, made
$2,425,000 last season when he went 15-8 with a 3.38 ERA for the
He filed for arbitration and asked for $4.9 million, while the
Red Sox offered $3.75 million. He can become a free agent after the
The 25-year-old right-hander was the MVP of the 2003 World
Series, when the Marlins beat the New York Yankees.