Minor Deals: Red Sox, Bale, Perdomo

Today's minor league signings feature the pitcher who has the second most strikeouts in Washington Nationals history. Here are the details:

  • The Red Sox announced they have signed Nate Spears, Santo Luis and Jason Bergmann and confirmed they have signed Brandon Duckworth and Drew Sutton.
  • Bergmann, 29, has a 5.04 ERA with 6.9 K/9 and 3.5 BB/9 in parts of six seasons with the Nationals. He posted a 2.84 ERA with 9.9 K/9 in 43 relief appearances for Washington's Triple-A affiliate in 2010.
  • The Tigers signed lefty John Bale to a minor league deal according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. Daniel Schlereth and Brad Thomas are the only two lefties on Detroit's roster, so the Tigers are looking to add depth. Bale, 36, has a 4.66 ERA in parts of seven big league seasons, but didn't play pro ball in 2010.
  • The Padres agreed to terms with right-hander Luis Perdomo on a minor league deal, the team announced. They non-tendered Perdomo yesterday, but he wasn't a free agent for long.


25 Responses to Minor Deals: Red Sox, Bale, Perdomo Leave a Reply

  1. When did the Reds release Drew Stubbs? And why?

  2. Drew Sutton, not Drew Stubbs.

    • Lars Chunks 5 years ago

      Awww.. I got all excited about signing Stubbs, but it was just a typo. :(

  3. Drew Stubbs?

  4. That has to be a different Stubbs.

  5. redsandyanksfan 5 years ago

    So the reds let Drew Stubbs go and boston signed him?cause i refuse to belivie that and the link on stubbs name is the Drew Stubbs the center fielder for the Reds

  6. Ferrariman 5 years ago

    glad to know i’m not the only one lost.

  7. start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

    I always liked Bergmann, thought he could become a decent back end starter. Hope he shows his stuff in Pawtucket.

  8. Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

    I am kind of a huge Brandon Duckworth fan, not sure why, but I am. I also like Jason Bergmann…

    • Guest 5 years ago

      i think its because his names duckworth. how can you not love a name like duckworth!

      • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

        Well, Jack, I just have a big heart!

        • Guest 5 years ago

          yes you do dave, yes you do. i try to even you out though lol

          • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

            Never going to happen though and you know that haha!

          • Guest 5 years ago

            wont stop trying though

  9. Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

    John Bale as well, though he broke my heart in KC.

  10. Guest 5 years ago

    well, now we have john bale. im not sure how well he will do though, i have a feeling that he wont see anytime until september barring a great spring training, if hes invited

  11. IBleedYankeePinstripes 5 years ago

    “Daniel Schlereth and Brad Thomas are the only two lefties on Detroit’s roster, so the Tigers are looking to add depth.”

    When did Phil Coke start throwing righthanded?

    • Coke is in the rotation now. Should have read that Thomas and Schlereth are the only two lefties in the bullpen. Bale doesn’t solve anything. Another Matt Mantei, Joey Eischen, Scott Williamson type NRI. No excuse for not getting another bona fide bullpen arm.

    • TartanElk 5 years ago

      There was a terrible punch press accident this offseason, didn’t you hear?

  12. Didn’t Bale pitch in Japan last year?

  13. frede1 5 years ago

    I have a great idea,Put Carl Crawford at 2nd base,then put Mags Ordonez in Right field or Vise Versa. Lets not forget the whitesox are looking alot better,(Dunn,Pierzynski).

    • Joey 5 years ago

      Yeah let’s sign the top ranked hitting FA on the market and second best defensive OFer by UZR/150 for $25m/year and then make him play 2B.

    • FunkyTime 5 years ago

      Great idea! He’d also be the first left-handed throwing 2nd baseman in over 50 years!

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