Friday, July 19, 2013

Sox Sign Contreras And Lyon To Minor Deals

Finally Headed To Fenway
When Jose Contreras left Cuba and signed with the Evil Ones and not the Red Sox, it inspired Theo Epstein to trash his hotel suite. Now, the Red Sox finally have Contreras—signed to a minor league deal today. In addition, the guy we originally had and dealt to Arizona for Curt Schilling is coming back to Fenway—as Boston also signed Brandon Lyon to a AAA contract. Both are semi-desperation moves for two hurlers who are way past their primes. But, with the apparent loss of Andrew Bailey for the rest of 2013, desperate times call for desperate measures.