Junichi Tazawa requested $4.15 million and was offered $2.7 million by the Red Sox when arbitration figures were exchanged Friday.
Junichi Tazawa has been shut down for the season due to his workload.
Junichi Tazawa pitched terribly in the 10th inning of Friday's win over the Mets, walking four and allowing one run in 2/3 of an inning.
Junichi Tazawa recorded his third save with a scoreless ninth Wednesday against the White Sox.
Red Sox interim manager Torey Lovullo said Monday that he will stick with Junichi Tazawa as the team's closer.
Junichi Tazawa blew a save in brutal fashion Sunday afternoon against the Royals, allowing four earned runs on six hits in the top of the ninth inning.
Junichi Tazawa earned a save for the second straight day with a perfect ninth against the Royals on Thursday.
Junichi Tazawa notched his first save of the year with a perfect ninth inning against the Indians on Wednesday.
Junichi Tazawa blew the save on Tuesday, allowing a run in the ninth inning as the Red Sox lost 5-4 in 10 frames to the Marlins.
Junichi Tazawa could see some save opportunities with Koji Uehara (wrist) ruled out for the season.
Red Sox and RHP Junichi Tazawa avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.25 million contract.
Red Sox avoided arbitration with RHP Junichi Tazawa by agreeing to a one-year, $1.275 million contract.
Junichi Tazawa pitched two scoreless innings for the victory Thursday as the Red Sox came from behind to beat the Rays.
Junichi Tazawa gave up a go-ahead homer in Saturday's loss to the Blue Jays.