Red Sox ink Dana Eveland to minor-league deal

The Boston Red Sox have reached an agreement with left-handed relief pitcher Dana Eveland on a minor-league deal, which includes an invitation big league spring training, sources have told Chris Cotillo of SB Nation’s MLB Daily Dish.

The 31-year-old left-hander spent most of the 2014 campaign with the New York Mets, pitching to a 1-1 record, along with a 2.63 ERA in 27 and 1/3 innings pitched over 30 appearances. Over his nine-year major-league career, Eveland has pitched for the Milwaukee BrewersArizona DiamondbacksOakland AthleticsToronto Blue JaysPittsburgh PiratesLos Angeles Dodgers and the Baltimore Orioles, compiling a 20-26 record, along with a 5.27 ERA, 79 ERA+ and a 4.34 FIP.

Eveland was involved in the blockbuster trade during the 2008 offseason that sent left-handed pitcher Brett Anderson, first basemen Chris Carter and outfielder Carlos Gonzalez to the Athletics in exchange for right-handed pitcher Dan Haren. If Eveland can make the major-league team out of spring training, he could fittingly slide into a middle relief role for the Red Sox.

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