The Boston Red Sox have won the arbitration case versus left-handed reliever Fernando Abad on Tuesday morning.

The arbiter sided with the Sox and Abad will get paid two million dollars in 2017.  The lefty had submitted a bid of $2.7 million that was finally deliberated on Tuesday.

The is the first time that Boston has had an arbitration case against a player since Rolando Arroyo in 2002.  Abad will receive a pay increase from the $1.3 million he made in 2016.

Abad had an 6.39 ERA in 18 games with the Sox last season.  He was part of a mid-season deal that sent him to Boston from the Minnesota Twins.

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