The Red Sox have reportedly bolstered their bullpen with another reliever from the AL East.
According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the Red Sox signed former Rays righty Cooper Criswell to a one-year, $1 million contract. Criswell, 27, has spent the last two seasons with Tampa, but has only played 12 games in MLB.
Criswell was recently designated for assignment by Tampa after posting a 5.73 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP with 27 strikeouts across 33 innings last season.
Even though Criswell isn’t expected to be a high-leverage reliever with Boston in 2024, but the veteran will serve as additional depth on the Sox’ relief corps.
It’s been a relatively quiet offseason so far for Craig Breslow and the Red Sox, but Boston has added a few depth bullpen arms this winter in Isaiah Campbell, Greg Weissert, Justin Slaten, and Criswell.
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