Red Sox lock up Matt Barnes, Ryan Brasier, Kevin Plawecki to new deals


The Red Sox are keeping some familiar faces around for at least one more year.

The team came to one-year agreements with both reliever Matt Barnes and catcher Kevin Plawecki, avoiding arbitration with both. Barnes agreement is worth $4.5 million while Plawecki is signing for $1.6 million. (Jon Heyman was first with the Plawecki news, with Bob Nightengale first surfacing Barnes' deal.)

Both players will be eligible for free agency after the 2021 season.

Also per a major league source, Red Sox came to terms with reliever Ryan Brasier on a $1.25 million deal. The reliever won't be eligible for free agency until after the 2023 season. ('s Mark Feinsand with first with news of the agreement.)

Rafael Devers, who is heading into his first offseason of arbitration-eligibility, was also tendered a contract.

The Red Sox didn't non-tender any players before Wednesday night's deadline.

Perhaps the biggest name that was non-tendered was Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber.