The Boston Red Sox have agreed to a one-year deal with reliever Alexi Ogando worth $1.5 million, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported that Ogando can earn up to $1.5 million in a roster bonuses and incentives.
Source: Ogando deal with #RedSox is one year, $1.5M guaranteed.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 30, 2015
Ogando has spent the last five seasons with the Texas Rangers as a reliever and starter. The 31-year old’s best relief season came in his rookie year in 2010. He pitched in 41 and two-thirds innings, throwing an impressive 1.30 ERA, which is a career low. Last season wasn’t so hot. He battled elbow inflammation through out the season, and pitched in 27 games, throwing a 6.84 ERA.
Boston is adding Ogando to a bullpen that consists of Koji Uehara, Edward Mujica, Junichi Tazawa, and Craig Breslow. Three of those four men helped Boston win the World Series in 2013 and now they look to return there with the addition of Ogando.