Monday, December 7, 2009
The Red Sox Use Day 1 Wisely
Today was Day 1 of the Winter Meetings that are being held from December 7-10 in Indianapolis. Today the Red Sox used their time to ink a short, 1-year minor league contract with releiver Scott Atchison. Atchison's best season came in '04, when he went 2-3 with a 3.52 ERA in 25 relief appearances in his rookie year with Seattle. Atchison pitched 6 more games in '05, also with Seattle, going 0-0 with a 6.75 ERA as he was not nearly as good. Then, in '07, he pitched for the Giants and went 0-0 with a 4.11 ERA in 22 relief appearances. Atchison then went to Japan, where with the Hanshin Tigers, he went (over two years) for a much improved 2.77 ERA so he may be better. We might see Atchison in 2010, but I doubt that we will see much of him.