Nine Red Sox players — Alfredo Aceves, Andrew Bailey, Daniel Bard, Craig Breslow, Jacoby Ellsbury, Joel Hanrahan, Andrew Miller, Franklin Morales, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia — filed for salary arbitration Tuesday.
The sides will exchange figures Friday. The first hearings will begin Feb. 1 in Phoenix.
The players are considered signed for the coming season and the likely outcome is that they will agree to terms before a hearing. If the sides go to a hearing, a three-person panel picks the salary proposed by either the team or player.
• Shane Victorino told MLB Network earlier today that he would be playing for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic. The Globe reported on Friday that Victorino and Alfredo Aceves (Mexico) are the only players on the 40-man roster expected to participate in the WBC.
Team USA’s roster will be announced on Thursday.
• ESPN announced a partial schedule for “Sunday Night Baseball.” The Red Sox will not play a Sunday night game until July 21 against the Yankees.