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Hot Stove Lunch: Red Sox to find out how much their future costs; Yanks try to figure out how to fit Darvish and more

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Friday figures to be a consequential day for the Red Sox. After all, the Sox have more salary arbitration-eligible players on their roster than almost any other club in baseball --  and several are part of the team's core, including outfielders Mookie Betts and Jackie Bradley Jr. and infielder Xander Bogaerts -- and Friday is the day that arbitration figures are exchanged.

Teams then have until scheduled hearings -- scheduled for early February -- to come to an agreement with their players.

To date, the Sox have reached deals with three pitchers to avoid arbitration -- Carson Smith, Steven Wright and Tyler Thornburg -- but the big names (with big numbers attached) are still to be settled.