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Red Sox bring back outfielder Ryan Sweeney on minor league contract

Jan 25, 2013, 8:14 PM EDT

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Fresh off the news of Ryan Kalish‘s latest shoulder surgery, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports that the Red Sox have brought back outfielder Ryan Sweeney on a minor league deal. He’ll also receive an invite to spring training.

Sweeney, who turns 28 next month, batted .260/.303/.373 with zero homers, 16 RBI and a .675 OPS in 63 games with Boston in 2012. His season came to an early end in late July after he injured his left hand by punching a door at Fenway Park. The injury eventually required season-ending surgery.

With Kalish out of the mix, Sweeney will serve as insurance for the outfield during spring training. Per Bradford, he has the ability to elect free agency if he doesn’t make the Opening Day roster.

  1. tfbuckfutter - Jan 25, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    Son…of…a….BIIIITTTTCCCHHH!

  2. proudlycanadian - Jan 25, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    I sure hope he makes the opening day roster.

    • tfbuckfutter - Jan 25, 2013 at 9:04 PM

      If he makes the opening day roster I am punching someone in the dick.

      • historiophiliac - Jan 25, 2013 at 9:50 PM

        Boy, am I glad I don’t have one of those then.

      • tfbuckfutter - Jan 25, 2013 at 11:55 PM

        Haha.

        Someone downvoted you for not having a dick.

        NO GIRLS ALLOWED!

  3. theskinsman - Jan 27, 2013 at 5:31 AM

    There have been far worse on the opening day roster.

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