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Former LCA star Robbie Ross Jr., Red Sox agree to 1-year, $1.25 million contract

The Boston Red Sox’s Robbie Ross Jr. pitched during the seventh inning against the Tampa Bay Rays in Boston on July 31, 2015.
The Boston Red Sox’s Robbie Ross Jr. pitched during the seventh inning against the Tampa Bay Rays in Boston on July 31, 2015. Associated Press

Pitcher Robbie Ross Jr. and the Boston Red Sox agreed to a one-year, $1.25 million contract and avoided salary arbitration.

Ross, who starred in high school at Lexington Christian, can earn a $25,000 performance bonus under Friday’s agreement, either for 60 games or 60 innings.

A 26-year-old left-hander, Ross was 0-2 with a 3.86 ERA and six saves in 54 relief appearances last year, when he earned $566,500.

Over four seasons in the majors with the Texas Rangers and Red Sox, Ross owns a 3.95 ERA, including a 3.45 mark in 192 relief appearances.

His best season was as a rookie with the Rangers when he was 6-0 with a 2.22 ERA in 65 innings.

He was Boston’s last player in arbitration.

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