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Hot Stove Lunch: Friday offers big reveal for Red Sox arbitration figures

Today figures to be a revealing — and quite expensive — day for the Red Sox.

By this afternoon, they — and we — will know where the Sox stand with their players who are eligible for salary arbitration.

Heading the list will be outfielder Mookie Betts, who has getting $27.7 million in his final year of eligibility before hitting free agency this fall. It's virtually certain that Betts will establish a new record for the highest salary for a player eligible for arbitration; Colorado third baseman Nolan Arenado set that mark last year at $26 million before he and the Rockies later reached an accord on a long-term extension.

Other Red Sox players in line for big paydays, with their projected numbers: