RED SOX: Staying away from the luxury tax – Enterprise News

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It appears president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski will try to keep the Sox under the $195 million luxury-tax threshold.

OXON HILL, Md. – Take Dave Dombrowski at his word at your own risk, given his penchant for major trades and expensive free-agent signings.

But what the Red Sox president of baseball operations seemed to indicate Monday in his suite at the Gaylord National Harbor Hotel in a suburb of Washington was that the team will do what it can to stay under the $195 million luxury-tax threshold. Such an approach would not necessarily require the Sox to shed salary, but it would preclude them from making a major move for an eighth-inning reliever and a middle-of-the-order hitter.

“You would always like to be under the (luxury tax) if you could,” Dombrowski said at baseball’s winter meetings. “Nobody…

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