Sox Beat Out Empire For Services Of P Hector Velazquez
It may turn out to be a nothing transaction—for a guy we'll never hear from again. Or, Boston's signing of 28-year-old former Mexican Leaguer Hector Velazquez could be a master stroke. First of all, the $30,000 pact is cheap—and, they beat out The Evil Ones to snare him. Velazquez has a chance to be one of those "shuttle" guys who commute up and down I-95 when an extra arm is needed. And, as The Boston Herald's Evan Drellich points out, he's got a ton of minor league options to go through. Overall, a good deal for a marginal, "serviceable" arm. Stay tuned.