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Red Sox ink Embree to minor league deal

Mar 20, 2010, 9:48 AM EST

Rob Bradford of Boston-based WEEI.com passes along word that the Red Sox have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with reliever Alan Embree.  The veteran left-hander posted a 5.84 ERA, a 12/12 K/BB ratio and a 1.62 WHIP in 36 appearances last season for the Rockies before fracturing his tibia in mid-July.  He should be fully recovered by now, but he’s a longshot to make Boston’s Opening Day roster.  Embree, who turned 40 in late January, is the owner of a 4.59 career ERA and 1.34 career WHIP over 16 seasons.

  1. Big Harold - Mar 20, 2010 at 12:07 PM

    Embree, .. really? I thought the Red Sox were into run prevention? I guess their vaunted pitching staff isn’t all that vaunted.

  2. Nasty Boy - Mar 20, 2010 at 12:29 PM

    This just shows how strong their pitching is. This guy is washed up, perfect for the Bosucks. I think this team will be lucky to finish third in the AL east.

  3. YX - Mar 20, 2010 at 1:06 PM

    Yeah, go ahead and get all worked up about a minor league deal. Guess you would need to find something to do on a beautiful Saturday.
    “the cookout” = good riddance since heading to first BBQ of the year.

  4. dp - Mar 20, 2010 at 3:38 PM

    I agree with Harold. They claim to have such good pitching. Beckett isn’t near what he was , and usually has a tired arm by Aug. Matusaka,(the pillsbury doughboy) is an ass kicking waiting to happen, Lackey has been injury prone, Wakefield is older than Christ ,and you don’t know what your gonna get from Bucholz. I agree with Nasty Boy , third might be good for them. If the Orioles get any kind of pitching, I’m thinking fourth for them. It might be a long season for them.

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