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Jose Mijares opts out of deal with Red Sox

Mar 23, 2014, 12:03 PM EDT

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From Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports comes word that veteran reliever Jose Mijares officially opted out of his minor league contract with the Red Sox on Sunday morning to pursue a better opportunity.

Mijares was buried too far down the Boston bullpen depth chart to have a legitimate shot at an Opening Day roster spot and will try to latch on with a team that is a little more desperate for relief help. He had an ugly 5.14 ERA in seven innings this spring in Red Sox camp, but the 29-year-old left-hander boasts a 3.23 career ERA in 259 total major league frames.

Mijares has held left-handed batters to a .225/.288/.335 slash line since breaking into the bigs as a 23-year-old in 2008 with the Twins. He should have no trouble finding another contract.

  1. spudchukar - Mar 23, 2014 at 12:18 PM

    While “purse” would be metaphoric, something tells me you meant pursue.

    • Drew Silva - Mar 23, 2014 at 1:01 PM

      Ha, thanks.

  2. historiophiliac - Mar 23, 2014 at 1:52 PM

    Bienvenidos a Los Tigres.

  3. ez4u2sa - Mar 23, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    He won’t be missed. Sox have a deep bullpen with more help at Triple A. This just gives someone else a chance.

  4. moogro - Mar 23, 2014 at 11:46 PM

    Strong, fat guys that try hard when they need to.

    • moogro - Mar 24, 2014 at 12:03 AM

      Sorry, meant to post this in my diary not in this post.

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