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The Boston Red Sox have signed infielder Nick Punto to a two-year $3.5 million contract. Punto will be used as a utility infielder to give Youk, Scutaro and Pedroia a day off now and then. With Lowrie headed to Houston, the Sox needed a new utility guy.
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It's been a busy day for Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington his staff on Yawkey Way in Boston.
Shortly after acquiring Mark Melancon from the Houston Astros for Jed Lowrie and Kyle Weiland, Cherington dipped his feet into the free agent pool by signing Nick Punto to a two-year contract.
The contract is worth $3 million for two-years and according to Alex Speier...
The Boston Red Sox have attempted to bolster their bullpen and bench, trading for pitcher Mark Melancon and signing infielder Nick Punto.
And if they add some guys who can pull together their fractured clubhouse, that's OK, too.
The Red Sox traded for Melancon, the former Astros reliever, and signed former St. Louis Cardinals infielder Punto as a free agent. General manager...
The Boston Red Sox signed free agent infielder Nick Punto to a two-year deal worth $3 million on Wednesday.
Punto, 34, essentially takes the place of Jed Lowrie, who was shipped to the Houston Astros earlier in the day.
An 11-year veteran, Punto batted .278 with one homer and 20 RBIs in 133 at-bats with the St. Louis Cardinals last season. Punto has played 250 or more games at...
Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington was apparently pretty busy on Wednesday. CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman reports that the Red Sox have come to terms on a two-year deal with utility infielder Nick Punto. The signing comes on the heels of the team's acquisition earlier in the day for Houston reliever Mark Melancon in exchange for Jed Lowrie and Kyle Weiland. The 34-year-old...
At first blush, it seems the Red Sox agreed to terms yesterday with veteran infielder Nick Punto simply to replace...
The Boston Red Sox signed infielder Nick Punto to a two-year contract on Wednesday.
Newly acquired RP Mark Melancon
The Boston Red Sox traded Jed Lowrie and Kyle Weiland to the Houston Astros for relief pitcher Mark Melancon. Melancon, 26, posted a 2.78 ERA (3.25 FIP) while recording 20 saves (80% success rate) in 74.1 innings.
Jed Lowrie had fallen out of favor with the front office with his ‘soft’ mentality and propensity for injury. Lowrie averaged just 58...
It didn't take long for the Boston Red Sox to replace Jed Lowrie as their utility infielder, signing free agent Nick Punto to a two-year, $3 million deal on Thursday, according to CBSSports.com.
It didn't take long for the Boston Red Sox to replace Jed Lowrie as their utility infielder, signing free agent Nick Punto.