Just days ago boston.com was reporting that Hermida and the Sox were a mere $900,000 apart:
"Hermida made $2.25 million last season. He is seeking $3.85 million and the Red Sox have offered $2.95 million. In most of these cases, the sides split the difference. So Hermida will probably sign for $3.4 million."
According to RotoWorld.com, Hermida and the Red Sox have agreed to a one-year, $3,345,000 dollar contract.