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Costly line for Doubront

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  October 29, 2013 10:41 PM

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Lefthander Felix Doubront missed the cutoff for salary arbitration by two days. The service time record to qualify for arbitration will be two years and 122 days, the Associated Press reported. Doubront has two years and 120 days.

Under the collective bargaining agreement, the top 22 percent of players by service time with at least two years but less than three are eligible for arbitration. They join the group of players with 3-6 years of service time.

There are 28 “Super Two” players. The Red Sox now can retain Doubront at a salary above the minimum they set for 2014. Doubront was 11-6 with a 4.32 ERA over 29 appearances and would have received significantly more via arbitration.

Also:

• Box seats for Game 6 were selling for $10,000 on the secondary market as of Tuesday night. Even bleacher seats were fetching more than $1,000.

“There's a lot of people with a lot of money willing to spend,” manager John Farrell said. “From a historic perspective, when you consider that an event like this hasn't been here in a couple of generations, there's a lot of people that are willing to take some extra cash and try to be a part of it.

• Wednesday will be the 178th game the Red Sox play this season, adding to their franchise record. The old record of 176 came in 2004 and 2007.

• The Sox are 10-5 in the postseason, with five wins coming after they trailed in the game.

• The Sox are 7-9 in potential clinching games of the World Series but have won their last two after a six-game losing streak from 1946-86.

• Fenway Park will host its 31st World Series game Wednesday. Only original Yankee Stadium (100), the Polo Grounds (44), and Sportsman’s Park in St. Louis (33) have had more.

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