Red Sox Sign Brian Shouse, Six Others

FRIDAY: The Red Sox signed six others to minor league deals with invitations to Spring Training, according to a team press release. Fernando Cabrera, Edwin Moreno, Jorge SosaAngel Sanchez, Gil Velazquez, and Darnell McDonald will all join the Red Sox organization. Sosa is perhaps the most recognizable addition of the bunch. The eight-year MLB veteran pitched in 18 games for the Nats last year.

THURSDAY: Brian Shouse signed a minor-league deal with the Red Sox on January 4th, according to the club's transactions pageMichael Silverman of the Boston Herald confirmed the deal today, noting that more minor league signings for the Red Sox should be revealed soon.

Shouse, 41, posted a 5.5 K/9, 2.3 BB/9, and 4.50 ERA in 28 innings for the Rays last year, missing a chunk of the season with an elbow strain.  He's quietly been a force against left-handed hitters the last few years.  On December 7th, the Type B free agent declined arbitration from the clubMarc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times writes that Tampa Bay will not receive compensation for the reliever, as he did not ink a major-league contract.

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