Arbitration for reliever avoided
BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox and right-handed reliever Scott Williamson agreed to terms on a one-year contract Saturday, avoiding arbitration.
The Red Sox acquired Williamson from Cincinnati in July. He went 0-1 with a 6.20 ERA in 24 relief appearances following the trade. He played a key role in the playoffs, going 2-0 with three saves and a 1.12 ERA in eight appearances, striking out 14 in eight innings.
The 27-year-old Williamson appeared in all five games of the AL
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