Apparently, this deal was made on January 4 of this year, but it never got reported. The Red Sox have signed lefty specialist, Brian Shouse to a minor league contract. In 1998, Shouse actually pitched 7 games for the Red Sox, going 0-1 wih a 5.63 ERA. In 2009, however, Shouse was 1-1, with a 4.50 ERA, but that was his worst ERA since 2005, so we can expect better. Hitters hit .277 off Shouse, but lefties hit a mere .224, while righties had a bonanza off him with a remarkable .356 off him, meaning he definitely is a lefty specialist, and not a righty specialist. He is still a good pitcher, but he is 41, which is the reason they signed him to a minor league deal. he'll be a good pitcher next year, I hope. Go Sox, all the way!!!!!!