Thursday, November 30, 2017

Olney: Red Sox May Be In On LH Reliever Mike Minor

Mike Minor In 2017
According a report by ESPN's Buster Olney, the Red Sox and Astros may be vying for the services of free-agent left-handed reliever Mike Minor. While Minor has a history of injuries, the 29-year-old (who turns 30 right after Christmas) had a solid "comeback" year in 2017. Pitching for the Royals, Minor went 6-6 with a stellar 2.55 ERA. Over 77.2 innings pitched, the lefty gave up just 57 hits and struck out 88. Before last year, Minor was mostly a starter with a roughly .500 record and an ERA slightly over 4.00. The Red Sox actually scouted Minor heavily before last year's trading deadline, but failed to pull the trigger on a deal. With both Boston and the World Series Champions needing another lefty in the 'pen, it could be an interesting bidding process.