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Wasdin, Red Sox OK One-Year Deal

February 12, 1999

BOSTON (AP) _ The Boston Red Sox and right-handed pitcher John Wasdin agreed Thursday to a $500,000, one-year deal, avoiding a salary arbitration hearing.

The 26-year-old Wasdin, who made $227,500 last season with the Red Sox, had submitted a figure of $675,000 and Boston had offered $430,000. He was the team’s last player in arbitration.

Wasdin was 6-4 with a 5.25 ERA in 47 games last season. He made eight starts and 39 relief appearances. In three seasons, he is 19-18 with a 5.19 ERA.

Wasdin can make up to $100,000 in bonuses. If he makes 10 starts, he can make $20,000. He earns another $25,000 when he reaches 15 and 20 starts. If he reaches 25, he gets another $30,000.

The Red Sox acquired Wasdin in a trade with the Oakland Athletics in January 1997.

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