Found December 12, 2011 on Fenway West:
PLAYERS: Matt Albers
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox have re-signed relief pitcher Matt Albers to a one-year $1.075 million contract.  Let's hope it is the first half Matt Albers and not the second half Matt Albers that will pitch for Boston next season.

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Red Sox Sign Kelly Shoppach

The Red Sox have signed catcher Kelly Shoppach to a one year $1.35 million deal.  Shoppach was originally drafted by the Red Sox and played with the team in 2005 before being traded as part of the Coco Crisp Deal.  With the signing of Shoppach, it is very unlikely that Jason Varitek will be back.

Source: Red Sox bring back catcher Shoppach

The Boston Red Sox have reached agreement on a one-year major league contract with free-agent catcher Kelly Shoppach, a baseball source told The deal is expected to be announced sometime Tuesday.
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