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The Red Sox sign Jose Contreras and Brandon Lyon

Jul 19, 2013, 4:02 PM EDT

It’s all Red Sox news this afternoon, apparently.

Back when Jose Contreras came here a decade ago as a highly sought after free agents, the Red Sox wanted him. The Yankees got him. The Red Sox showed their patience however and finally got their man!

Contreras was just released by the Pirates yesterday. There he toiled for Indianapolis, but he toiled quite well, posting a 0.93 ERA and 24/5 K/BB ratio in 19 innings at Triple-A. Given that the Red Sox could use a starter it makes sense that they’d take a chance on him before actually giving up some talent for someone else out there in the market.

Lyon is another decade-ago guy. Except it was a decade ago that he actually played for the Sox. He’s late of the Mets where he’s not had the best of years, but an arm is an arm.

  1. psousa1 - Jul 19, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    Take a flyer. Can’t hurt to see what they have left.

    • davidswiggs - Jul 19, 2013 at 8:04 PM

      I’m making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do… D­a­y3­7.ℂ­ℴ­M

  2. proudlycanadian - Jul 19, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    These guys would look great in a Red Sox uniform. They are also much cheaper than Garza.

    • dirtyharry1971 - Jul 20, 2013 at 2:14 AM

      shouldn’t you be worried about preseason hockey? I mean your team lost again, 5 games below .500, no chance at a playoff spot AGAIN!! Don’t you have enough sense to know when its time to run away with your tail between your legs? You lost son, AGAIN, time to call it a day. Nobody cares what you have to say, they never have either, same goes for your other acounts

      • cur68 - Jul 20, 2013 at 3:27 AM

        Ah ‘harry. You Ole Poo Flinger. Nice to see you here, all season long. Now do go bathe, eh? You still smell.

  3. js20011041 - Jul 19, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    I guess Bob Stanley wasn’t available.

  4. modellforprez - Jul 19, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    So in a way he is just like Jarome “Get ignit” Iginla Because Boston Wanted him and Pittsburgh Got him till Pittsburgh was done with him and didnt want anymore, Release him and watch Bruins and Bosox Scoop them up meaning Igster and Hose Luis Gotcha.

  5. 18thstreet - Jul 19, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    Did Theo Epstein trash any furniture in honor of this moment?

  6. pisano - Jul 19, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    The rest of the AL east will just love this move, I guess the Yankees have inspired the Sox with all their great retreads moves.

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