Red Sox

Hot Stove Lunch: Red Sox will get some budget relief next year

(Mark L. Baer/USA TODAY Sports)

The Red Sox will once again have the biggest payroll in baseball for 2019.

The Sox spent more than they ever had in 2018 and were rewarded with a World Series title...and a $12 million luxury tax bill.

This year, the Sox are projected to start the season at just under $240 million, just below the top threshold of $246 million in luxury tax computations.