July 26, 2021

Boston Red Sox bring back Josh Osich (Over the Monster)

Tuesday night, a little more than 24 hours after the Red Sox had non-tendered him, it was reported that Marco Hernández was coming back on a split contract. Wednesday morning, the deal was officially announced. Along with said official announcement, we also learned left-handed reliever Josh Osich — also non-tendered on Monday — was coming back as well.

As with Hernández, Osich will be on a split deal. His base salary for his time in the majors is $850,000, which is $150,000 less than he was projected to make in arbitration.

As a reminder, a split contract means he will only be paid this much (and thus only count against the luxury tax for this amount) while he is on the major-league roster. It means, in essence, the non-tendering of both of these players was mostly an accounting move.

Osich is on the bubble for making the…

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