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BOSTON -- Red Sox pitcher Felix Doubront missed the cutoff for salary arbitration eligibility by two days. Jeff Zatkoff Kings Jersey . The major league service time required for arbitration this off-season was 2 years, 122 days, according to calculations by the commissioners office and the players association. Los Angeles Angels infielder Chris Nelson was the last player to make it among the 28 with enough service time. Seattle pitcher Charlie Furbush was the player closest to qualifying who missed, falling one day short. On Bostons active major league roster all season, Doubront has 2 years, 120 days of service. Under the labour contract agreed in November 2011, the top 22 per cent of players by service time with at least two years but less than three are eligible for arbitration as long as they had at least 86 days this year. They join the older group of 3-to-6 year players. From 1991-12, the top 17 per cent in the 2-to-3-year group had been eligible. Under the old rule, the cutoff would have been 2 years, 129 days. Six extra players qualified this season under the new rule, with Nelson joined by Chicago White Sox outfielder Dayan Viciedo, San Francisco first baseman Brandon Belt, Tampa Bay right-hander Jake McGee, San Diego right-hander Tyson Ross and Colorado right-hander Juan Nicasio. The cutoff was down from 2 years, 139 days last winter. Teams can avoid arbitration by failing to offer a contract by the Dec. 2 deadline, which would make the player a free agent. Also qualifying as so-called "Super 2s" were Kansas City first baseman Eric Hosmer; White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers; New York Mets outfielder Lucas Duda and infielder Ruben Tejada; Tampa Bay catcher Jose Lobaton; Detroit right-hander Al Alburquerque and outfielder Andy Dirks; Cleveland right-handers Vinnie Pestano and Frank Herrmann; San Diego first baseman-outfielder Jesus Guzman; Atlanta left-hander Mike Minor; Chicago Cubs right-hander Pedro Strop; Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Mike Baxter; Miami right-hander Steve Cishek; Milwaukee first baseman Juan Francisco; Minnesota third baseman Trevor Plouffe; Oakland right-hander Fernando Rodriguez; Philadelphia outfielder Ben Revere; Pittsburgh catcher Michael McKenry. Three players who would have been eligible no longer are on 40-man rosters: pitchers David Purcey and Wade LeBlanc, and catcher Guillermo Quiroz. Jonathan Quick Kings Jersey .Y. - Alex Rodriguez paid $305,000 for evidence that could be used in the case involving the Biogenesis of America drug clinic, the Daily News reported Saturday. Wayne Gretzky Jersey .com) - The Kansas City Chiefs activated linebacker Joe Mays from short-term injured reserve on Saturday. http://www.officialkingshockey.com/Anze-Kopitar-Jersey/ . Or, for that matter, the aged.LONDON -- Chelsea says a deal has been struck with Atletico Madrid to sign defender Filipe Luis. The Premier League club says the transfer is dependent on the 28-year-old Luis agreeing personal terms. The Brazilian will be filling the void left by Ashley Cole, who was aallowed to leave Stamford Bridge when his contract expired at the end of last season. Tiger Williams Kings Jersey. Chelsea has already raided Atletico Madrid to strengthen in the summer transfer window, Spain striker Diego Costa joining on a five-year contract on Tuesday. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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