Cases & Deals

Red Sox victorious in their first salary arbitration to go to hearing since 2002

Clients Fenway Sports Group

Jones Day successfully represented the Boston Red Sox for client Fenway Sports Group in a rare player arbitration salary dispute. The panel awarded relief pitcher Fernando Abad the Club's proposed 2017 salary of $2 million and rejected Abad's demand for $2.7 million. The Red Sox had not taken a salary arbitration case to hearing since 2002.