Rotowire: Jan 16 / 3:56p ET
News: Tazawa agreed to a one-year, $2.25 million contract with the Red Sox on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports.
Impact: Tazawa is coming off a great season in 2014 in which he posted a 2.86 ERA and 1.19 WHIP with 64 strikeouts in 63 innings. He could be an outside candidate for closing duties in 2015 should Koji Uehara and/or Edward Mujica struggle.
Rotowire: Dec 2 / 11:36a ET
News: The Red Sox will tender Tazawa a contract, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.
Impact: This makes perfect sense for the Red Sox, as Tazawa proved a steal at the $1.275 million he got last season in his first year of arbitration and should again in 2015 while making in the range of $2 million. Tazawa posted a 2.86 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 64:17 K:BB and 16 holds in 63 innings last season.