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Red Sox Re-Sign Hideki Okajima, Avoid Arbitration

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[UPDATE, 6:09 p.m.] Ian Browne has contract details:

Okajima's contract is $2.75 million. $50 K bonus at 55 games, 60 games, 65 games and 70 games.

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The Red Sox have avoided arbitration with Hideki Okajima, re-signing him to a one-year deal, according to MLB.com's Ian Browne via Twitter.

Bringing back Okajima, 34, was obviously a no-brainer. Despite having an "off year" in 2009, Okajima was still one of the more valuable pieces of the Red Sox bullpen. Without Billy Wagner and Takashi Saito in the bullpen for 2010, Okajima's presence will be big. The Red Sox are still trying to fill holes in the bullpen, but at least Oki will be back for at least one more year.


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2009 - Hideki Okajima 6-0 68 0 0 0 0 2 61.0 56 23 23 8 21 53 3.39 1.26