Mitchell Boggs‘ career has been on the declining part of a roller coaster for a few years now, after losing the closer’s job in St. Louis in 2013. The once highly regarded prospect, and future closer for the Redbirds, is now a few months removed from being released from the White Sox Triple-A affiliate.
Luckily for the 6′ 4″ righty, it appears he will have another legitimate shot at a major league bullpen. The 30-year old will join Edward Mujica, another former Cardinal, in Boston’s bullpen if he makes the cut.
Source: Red Sox agree to terms on minor league deal with Mitchell Boggs (as first referenced by @pgammo)
— Rob Bradford (@bradfo) January 5, 2015
The deal being a minor-league one means little to no risk for the Red Sox, and a grand opportunity for Boggs to prove himself again. Boston hopes this deal could end up being a reclamation project of sorts for Boggs, who hasn’t pitched more than 30 innings since 2012. His best year was 2012, where he pitched over 70 innings with an era of 2.12.