BOSTON (AP) _ Right-hander Bryce Florie and the Boston Red Sox avoided a salary arbitration hearing when they agreed Monday on a $2.8 million, two-year contract.

Florie, who made $1.3 million last season, gets $1.35 million this year and $1.45 million in 2001. He had asked for $1,575,000 and had been offered $1,325,000.

Florie was acquired by the Red Sox in July in a trade that sent minor league pitcher Mike Maroth to the Detroit Tigers and went 2-0 in 14 games for the Red Sox. Overall, he was 4-1 with a 4.65 ERA in five starts and 36 relief appearances.

Outfielder Carl Everett is the last Red Sox remaining in arbitration but is expected to agree to a multiyear contract.