Waiting for that big signing to fill one of the two gigantic holes in the Red Sox outfield? Here you go, Nation! The Red Sox have signed former Kansas City Royal Mitch Maier to a minor league deal. Maier has achieved what few other players have: near total invisibility on the Royals roster. That takes some doing! The 30-year old lefty has a .248 lifetime batting average over six seasons, but he can play all three outfield positions—unfortunately not all at the same time. This is the first clear evidence of the influence of new Boston VP of Player Personnel Allard Baird—who spent many years as KC's GM.