BOSTON — Right-hander Joe Kelly, who won eight consecutive starts for the Red Sox last season, signed a one-year non-guaranteed contract Friday with Boston, avoiding salary arbitration.

Relievers Robbie Ross Jr. and Junichi Tazawa remain the only unsigned Red Sox players who are eligible for arbitration.

Kelly, 27, went 10-6 in 25 starts overall for Boston last season with a 4.82 ERA.

His streak of eight winning starts, from Aug. 1 to Sept. 9, was the longest for a Red Sox pitcher since Pedro Martinez won nine straight in 1999.

From Aug. 7 through the end of the season, Kelly went 7-0 and his 2.35 ERA was fourth in the American League.

MARINERS: Left-hander Charlie Furbush, a South Portland native, and pitcher Evan Scribner reached agreements on one-year contracts, both averting salary arbitration.


Furbush will enter his fifth full season with the Mariners after being acquired in a trade during the 2011 season. He was slowed last year by biceps tendinitis and didn’t pitch for Seattle after early July. But when healthy, Furbush has been a dependable lefty option out of the bullpen.

FANS ARE already the winners in a lawsuit scheduled for trial next week after baseball agreed to let consumers buy single-team television packages for the first time.

MLB lawyers told a federal court judge that fans will be able to buy the new packages this season if they don’t live in their favorite team’s market. In the past, consumers were forced to buy the games of all baseball teams because individual teams were not sold separately.

ROYALS: Kansas City signed outfielder Jarrod Dyson, right-hander Louis Coleman and catcher Tony Cruz to one-year contracts, avoiding arbitration.

INDIANS: The team and closer Cody Allen reached agreement on a $4.15 million deal for next season to avoid arbitration.

BLUE JAYS: Josh Donaldson, the American League MVP, filed for salary arbitration, asking for a raise to $11.8 million from $4.3 million after leading Toronto to the playoffs for the first time since 1992.


ASTROS: Dallas Keuchel, the AL Cy Young winner, agreed to a one-year deal for $7.25 million.

YANKEES: New York agreed to one-year, non-guaranteed contracts with right-hander Michael Pineda and infielder-outfielder Dustin Ackley, forgoing salary arbitration with both.

RAYS: Tampa Bay agreed to one-year contracts with four of its five remaining arbitration-eligible players, leaving left-handed pitcher Drew Smyly as the only one who didn’t reach terms.

ATHLETICS: Right fielder Josh Reddick reached agreement on a $6.575 million, one-year deal to avoid arbitration.

TIGERS: Detroit agreed on a one-year deal with shortstop Jose Iglesias to avert arbitration.

MARLINS: Miami ace Jose Fernandez agreed to a contract for 2016 and avoided salary arbitration.

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