Red Sox Transactions

In a brief depature from the YRSS, some information on real life Red Sox news.

In what is one of the more interesting signings I have heard of in recent memory, the Red Sox have signed New Zealand softball player Te Wera Bishop to a deal. Bishop, 17, will report to extended spring training next month.

Who knows if he’ll be able to make the transition or not. Lest you think this is a publicity stunt, Bishop did try out in front of other MLB teams last month. It still might be a publicity stunt I suppose, but I doubt it given the serious nature of Theo Epstein and the baseball operations team.

Also, the Red Sox signed Dennys Reyes to a minor league deal that would be worth $900k if he makes the team. Reyes, a lefty, struggled against LHB last season but has a good track record overall against lefties. I view this as a depth signing should Hideki Okajima struggle out of the gate.

Lastly, the Red Sox truck is officially on route to Fort Myers (or at least it will be today). Pitchers and catchers report this Sunday. Spring Training is just around the corner.