Friday, December 31, 2010
Red Sox Re-Sign Okajima
Today, the Red Sox re-signed a beloved member of the Red Sox' bullpen over the past few years in Hideki Okajima. The Red Sox non-tendered Okajima about a month ago after an off year in 2010, when he went 4-4/4.50/33. He will probably wind up being the Red Sox' lefty out of the bullpen in 2011, since he held lefties to a .284 average in 2010, but has a career mark of .214 against lefties, which probably means that the Sox are out on Brian Fuentes. The deal is pending a physical, and is set for only one year, which means the Red Sox aren't tied to him for long. I think the Red Sox did the right thing in keeping Okajima and that this move could definitely pay off for them he does the same as he did in either 2007, 2008, or 2009.