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Red Sox ink Schoeneweis to minor league deal

Mar 26, 2010, 9:30 PM EDT

Here’s a little update to a story Aaron covered on Tuesday. The Red Sox have signed veteran left-handed reliever Scott Schoeneweis to a minor league contract, reports

Schoeneweis was released by the Brewers earlier this week and wasn’t too happy about it, saying “I wasted a month of my time” and “It’s just ironic that I can’t get a job because my wife died.”

Similar to the deal the Red Sox gave Alan Embree last week, the contract for Schoeneweis includes an April 15 opt-out clause, according to Rob Bradford of Both will compete to be the second left-hander behind Hideki Okajima.

  1. Big Harold - Mar 26, 2010 at 11:26 PM

    First Embree now Schoeneweis, .. like I said that vaunted pitching staff isn’t so vaunted. Can anybody say; “low risk high reward”.
    Some things apparently never change.

  2. Nasty Boy - Mar 26, 2010 at 11:27 PM

    The Bosox are so thrilled with their pitching , they’re trying to salvage another aging pitcher from the scrapheap. You have to be running scared with your pitching to make the moves they’re making. I could of sworn I heard them talk about their so-called run prevention. I agree with another writer who predicts third or fourth place. Maybe they should spend another 50 million + for another Japanese import like Matsusaka (The Pillsbury Doughboy) that was a brilliant move. If the Doughboy gets in shape, meaning laying off the saki and donuts, he might keep his era under six + this year.

  3. CMoney 38 - Mar 27, 2010 at 8:25 AM

    Y’all are reaching. Making fun of the 12th pitcher on a staff is quite easy. Make a list of the last bullpen guy for every ML team and it’ll be ugly. The Red Sox have the best pitching staff in the majors, if the offense sputters, Adrian will be around at the deadline. Lastly, Daiske (nibbles more than Marv Albert) has definitely been a bust so far but half of that signing was marketing. They will get their money back plus, if they haven’t already.

  4. Grammar Police - Mar 27, 2010 at 8:42 AM

    Could have, not could of
    sake, not saki
    ERA under six, not six+ (the + is superfluous)
    As for the content of your message, well, no one can help you there.

  5. Nasty Boy - Mar 27, 2010 at 10:17 AM

    Hey jerk-off, this isn’t about writing skills. The content of my message is Boston is full of crap in stating run reduction. You sir are also full of crap.

  6. dp - Mar 27, 2010 at 10:34 AM

    With those comments, your either on drugs, drunk, or need an enema.If you have the best pitching staff in baseball, you don’t need those two retreads.Boston is suspect of their pitching,read between the lines.I think the Grammar Police guy should help you,never mind , he needs an enema too.

  7. Zoyd - Mar 27, 2010 at 11:32 AM

    The Sox are signing the two guys to minor league deals, and with Schoeneweis there’s an April 15 opt-out clause. These are no-risk deals for the Sox that might produce their number 2 left-hander in the bull-pen. They still have 3 number 1 starters at the top of the rotation and a very deep bull-pen.

  8. Grammar Police - Mar 27, 2010 at 1:12 PM

    “Hey jerk-off, this isn’t about writing skills.”
    Good thing. You know, you really should have paid attention in school.

  9. TimberLee - Mar 27, 2010 at 1:39 PM

    Count my vote for the Grammar Police. Glad to see the force is on duty when needed.

  10. Chris K - Mar 27, 2010 at 6:22 PM

    Hey Scott,
    If something goes wrong in your life make it make you better not bitter. You not getting a job likely has more to do with your ERA not your wife dying.

  11. frank pepe - Mar 27, 2010 at 10:36 PM

    jesus christ show some respect

  12. Old Gator - Mar 27, 2010 at 11:01 PM

    What are you doing, channeling Edwin Newman? I guess I’m not the only one around here who plays Ouija Scrabble after all.
    In any case, keep a weather eye out for Ebonics and crush its slightest manifestation without mercy.

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