Monday, January 10, 2011

Red Sox Finalize Deal With Oki

Today the Red Sox finalized a deal reported over a week ago with left-handed reliever Hideki Okajima. Okajima was due a raise from his $2.75 million in 2010, but after his worst season the Red Sox did not want to give him that, so the deal is worth $1.75 million. Okajima had a bad year in 2010, going 4-4/4.50/33, but this was his worst year by quite a bit so there's still hope. I think bringing in an experience lefty reliever, he will be 35 on Opening Day, will do wonders for the Red Sox bullpen, seeing as other than him it is all righties. I think this was a good move for the Red Sox and I'm glad they made the decision to bring Oki back.

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