According to multiple reports, the Red Sox have signed 27-year old catcher Michael Brenly (the son of former big-league manager Bob Brenly) to a minor league deal. The younger Brenly has spent most of his 6-year professional career in the Cubs organization. He reached the AAA level last year in the D'Back's farm system. He's a .249 career hitter in the minors and has thrown out 28% of runners. With the unusual depth the Red Sox enjoy at catcher, this signing seems a bit odd—unless deals are in the works involving one or more of Boston's sought-after catching prospects.