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White Sox sign Mitchell Boggs

Feb 7, 2014, 12:45 PM EDT

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Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the White Sox have signed Mitchell Boggs to a one-year, $1.1 million deal.

Boggs was a mess last season for the Cardinals, posting a 11.05 ERA in 18 appearances before a demotion to Triple-A. He was traded to the Rockies in July and walked as many batters as he struck out in nine appearances. However, from 2010-2012 he threw 201 innings with a 3.08 ERA for St. Louis and he was briefly tabbed as St. Louis’ closer.

For a cheap one-year flier he makes sense and the White Sox could use the bullpen help after trading closer Addison Reed to the Diamondbacks.

  1. sfm073 - Feb 7, 2014 at 12:58 PM

    Tremendous arm and talent, but the mental makeup isn’t there.

    • karlkolchak - Feb 7, 2014 at 1:40 PM

      How do you know? Did you do a Vulcan mind meld on him?

      • sethcohenplayedsomeball - Feb 7, 2014 at 2:21 PM

        karlkolchak your response elicited a pretty substantial snarf of my pre-happy hour WC Fields “lemonade”…aside from the burning sensation in my throat/nose right now, and I thank you for the laughter.

  2. kyleshabram - Feb 7, 2014 at 3:35 PM

    Is it a straight up major league guaranteed deal??
    I’m surprised he got a major league deal, if so. He was such a hot mess last year, and really has only had about a season n a half’s worth of above replacement value.

    Kudos to his agent and him though! Got himself another mil!

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