Red Sox Sign Pitching Depth Away From Division Rival

Tyler Maher
The Boston Red Sox signed a former division rival for pitching depth.
The Boston Red Sox signed a former division rival for pitching depth. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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After a flurry of moves earlier this offseason, the Boston Red Sox have been focused on rounding out their organizational depth lately with smaller moves.

One of those moves involved signing a former division rival to help bolster the team's pitching staff.

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It was announced on Monday that the Red Sox are signing left-handed pitcher Ryan Sheriff to a minor-league deal.

Sheriff, 32, has spent four seasons in the big leagues, most recently with the Tampa Bay Rays from 2020-2021. His results have been inconsistent but solid overall, yielding a 3.65 ERA with a 1.31 WHIP and 36 strikeouts in 44 1/3 innings.

The veteran southpaw spent 2022 with the Philadelphia Phillies in the minor leagues, posting strong numbers as organizational depth. The Red Sox hope he can fill a similar role for them this year and know he's comfortable pitching in the AL East if they need him.

The California native also has some postseason experience after tossing a pair of scoreless innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the 2020 World Series.

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