Thursday, May 19, 2011

Red Sox Looking To Add Millwood To Depleted Rotation

Update: The Red Sox signed Kevin Millwood to a minor league contract.

Today, sources show that the Red Sox have contacted free agent pitcher Kevin Millwood (right) about a contract. Earlier this year, Millwood signed with the Yankees only to option out a few weeks ago. Last season, Millwood had a rough year to say the least with the Orioles, going 4-16/5.10/132. However, just one season before, in 2009, Millwood went 13-10/3.67/123, showing that he has potential. In just two days for the Red Sox, their rotation went from fine to depleted due to the injuries of John Lackey and Daisuke Matsuzaka. This shows why they would resort to starting a player who has had an ERA over 5.00 3 of the past 4 seasons. For Theo Epstein and the Red Sox, this would be the kind of move that the Boston Celtics make a lot. They sign a veteran to a small contract and see how it goes, if he does badly, they release him, if he does well, it's a steal.

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