BOSTON (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a $9.35 million, one-year contract with closer Jonathan Papelbon.

The Red Sox also agreed to a $905,000, one-year deal with reliever Manny Delcarmen, the person said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deals, which avoided arbitration, had not been announced by the team.

Papelbon’s salary is the highest for a reliever with at least four years of major league service, surpassing Mariano Rivera’s $7.25 million contract after the 2000 season. Papelbon would earn an extra $50,000 if he finishes 60 games.

Papelbon had a $6.25 million base salary last year and earned an extra $50,000 for making the AL All-Star team.


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