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The writing was on the wall, but it's now official, as Scott Atchison has signed on with a team other than the Red Sox (and not actually in Japan!), as the Mets agreed to a minor-league deal with the reliever (via MLBTR).
I'll miss Atch. We paid him next to nothing (less than $1.4 million per B-R) and got three solid years out of him. The first two years he appeared in low-leverage situations, but last year he was used in a variety of ways and was at his most effective, giving us 1.7 WAR for a half-million bucks.
Additionally, he provided a lot of roster flexibility, as the Red Sox were able to pass him through waivers numerous times since nobody else wanted him.
He might not turn out to be anything for the Mets, of course. He's coming off an elbow injury, is turning 37 in March, and has roughly zero pedigree/reputation (see the aforementioned roster flexibility point).
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Ryan Sweeney‘s first season in Boston wasn’t exactly the smoothest campaign, but with very little to lose, bringing him back makes sense for the Red Sox.
Sweeney got off to a surprisingly torrid start in 2012, hitting .373 (25-for-67) through his first 19 games. After that, he fell back down to earth. The outfielder suffered a concussion while sprawling out for a ball in Philadelphia...
The New York Mets signed right-handed pitcher Scott Atchison to a minor-league deal that includes an invitation to MLB Spring Training, the team announced. Atchison, 36, pitched for the Boston Red Sox in 2012, posting a 1.58 ERA with in
51 1/3 innings. He was non-tendered in November instead of being offered arbitration.
Gary Tuck has resigned as Boston Red Sox bullpen coach for personal reasons, WEEI.com reported. Tuck, the only member of the previous coaching staff to remain from last season after former manager Bobby Valentine’s departure, also was the team's catching instructor. The 58-year-old Tuck also had taken a leave of absense last year, citing personal reasons. "He felt...
Apparently Brian Wilson isn’t the only relief pitcher that the Mets have had their eye on lately. This afternoon the team announced that right-handed reliever Scott Atchison had been signed to a Minor League contract with an invitation to spring training.
Atchison is 36 years old and spent the last three seasons pitching for Boston. In 2012, he threw for a career-best 1.51 ERA...
Daniel Nava didn’t make his big league debut until he was 27, and he has since spent plenty of time bouncing back and forth between Boston and Triple-A Pawtucket. So when it comes to carving out a role for the Red Sox this season, the outfielder is willing to do anything it takes to stay in The Show.
The Red Sox apparently haven’t approached Nava about playing first base, though...
Tough news coming from Yahoo!Sports a few hours ago, as Red Sox outfielder Ryan Kalish will undergo shoulder surgery. According to the source, Kalish is expected to miss Spring Training and a possible return-time has yet to be announced. Kalish missed much of last season recovering from a surgery that repaired a torn labrum in his left shoulder last winter.
The Boston Red Sox had been tied to free agent Bobby Abreu
as a potential backup option at first base and in the outfield, but the team is
now unlikely to pursue the veteran for such a role, according to Nick Cafardo
of The Boston Globe.
Abreu wants to stay in baseball, and the Red Sox were among
the teams that tried him out. But I was told the Red Sox are unlikely to...
It was learned last week that Boston Red Sox OF Ryan Kalish would need to undergo shoulder surgery costing him a chance to make the team out of 2013 spring training.
On Wednesday, the Red Sox announced that Kalish's shoulder surgery was successful.
Here's the release:
BOSTON, MA - Red Sox outfielder Ryan Kalish underwent a successful right shoulder arthroscopy...
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The Red Sox might still be in the offseason, but NESN’s Sox reporter Jenny Dell is already hard at work.
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The Red Sox were willing to give Bobby Abreu a look, but that might be the extent of their interest.
According to The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo, the Red Sox are unlikely to pursue Abreu as the backup first baseman/outfielder they’ve been seeking this winter.
On the surface, Abreu — if capable of playing an adequate first base (a big “if”) — would seem to make some...
The Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to terms with infielder Andy LaRoche on a minor league contract that includes an invitation to spring training.
LaRoche appeared in 96 games for the Triple-A teams of the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox last season, batting .251 with 20 doubles, 12 home runs and 41 RBIs.
The right-handed hitter has played in 403 big league games for the Los...
Drafted in the ninth round of the 2006 MLB Draft, the Boston Red Sox have held high expectations for talented outfielder Ryan Kalish. As the Trot Nixon and JD Drew years are now behind them, the team has been searching for a right fielder to succeed the previous champions who patrolled the position. Unfortunately, Kalish's bright career has been consistently sidetracked due to...
Photo by Michael Baron Yesterday the Mets signed reliever Scott Atchison to a minor league deal and reports indicate that they are not done with the pen, in fact they could even sign someone with closing experience. Frank Francisco is coming off surgery, was injured for a portion of the season and struggled at times with the closing responsibilities. In Alderson's first year...