Red Sox Sign Dennys Reyes

The Red Sox signed Dennys Reyes to a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training, the team announced. Reyes will earn $900K if he makes the major league team with incentives that could push the value of the deal to $1.4MM, according to Alex Speier of WEEI.com.

Reyes, 34 in April, had agreed to a one-year Major League contract worth $1.1MM with the Phillies earlier this offseason, but the deal was called off after the two sides "hit a snag." In 59 appearances with the Cardinals last year, the southpaw posted a 3.55 ERA with nearly as many walks (21) as strikeouts (25) in 38 innings. Left-handed batters gave him trouble, tagging him for a .307/.409/.453 batting line, but over the last three years it's a much more respectable .234/.312/.314.

Reyes will join a rebuilt Boston bullpen that now features Bobby Jenks and Dan Wheeler, assuming he makes the team. The Red Sox will be his 11th team.

Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports first reported the agreement.


32 Responses to Red Sox Sign Dennys Reyes Leave a Reply

  1. dc21892 4 years ago

    I can live with this. Another lefty to battle for a spot.

  2. wickedkevin 4 years ago

    The Sox are obviously trying to show up the Yankees at everything this offseason. You have CC, Colon, and Joba? We’ll add Jenks and Reyes. Friday night fatty fights!

  3. Brad426 4 years ago

    A lefty who can’t get out lefties, you say? A minor league deal though, so it can’t hurt.

  4. ugotrpk3113 4 years ago

    That bullpen is going to get awful crowded if he gets called up…

  5. El Guapo 2.0

  6. Brit Finnegan 4 years ago

    Tubby was a huge upset for the Cards. He is a very middle of the road type guy. He only leaves 75% on-base, so pretty much 1 in 4 runners inherited score. He was more efficient against right handers last year. He gave up 23 hits in 19 innings pitched to lefties. When he is down 3-0, ball 4 is almost a 100% or he throws a meat ball that always gets worked. Low risk, low return would be about right. His major league career is near over. He only has three pitches, two of the pitches take up 90% of his repertoire. Who wants a 0.0 WAR lefty?

    • jmcbosox 4 years ago

      “Who wants a 0.0 WAR lefty?”

      lefty is the key word here…

      • Brit Finnegan 4 years ago

        Lefty that’s not good at getting lefties out (recent years). And not much better at getting right handers out either. So you get a guy that is not good, which isn’t what anyone wants in their bullpen.

    • RahZid 4 years ago

      A 0.0 WAR lefty on a minor league deal… so a replacement level lefty to call up to replace someone who is injured…. This is how you build cheap depth that helps win a couple games over the course of the season (as opposed to not having someone capable of stepping into the lefty role).

      • Brit Finnegan 4 years ago

        You are better off using a younger minor league guy. This guy has no game left in him.

        • RahZid 4 years ago

          Or we could not rush minor league talent to the majors, just a thought.

          • Brit Finnegan 4 years ago

            Lefty that’s not good at getting lefties out (recent years). And not much better at getting right handers out either. So you get a guy that is not good, which isn’t what anyone wants in their bullpen.

          • RahZid 4 years ago

            You’re getting a replacement level player at a replacement level price. There’s nothing wrong with that.

          • MikhelB 4 years ago

            How much does it cost to have a replacement from the minor leagues? considering that, Reyes is a replacement lefty at 3x the minimum salary of a replacement player, put in other words, a replacement player for the price of three replacements players.

          • RahZid 4 years ago

            If by 3X you mean 2X then sure. 900K over the course of a full season compare to $400K. Also, he helps not ruin the development of the kids. Worthy investment. Also, I said that before the salary figures were announce (just said minor league deal at the time).

          • Brit Finnegan 4 years ago

            How is Reyes working out for you? I just saw him throw 10 pitches, 1 of them for a strike, and one of the 9 balls he threw hit a guy. Who wants to reach into minors now?

          • RahZid 4 years ago

            So you’re using a 10 pitch sample? That’s pretty weak.

            Where were these comments after his first 3 outings? You know, when he had a 0 ERA in 1.2 IP. Only gave up 2 hits, both of which came in his 3rd appearance in 3 days.

            Haters gonna hate.

          • Guest 4 years ago

            i admire your copy and paste skills

        • Stl_Great 4 years ago

          The Big Sweat always has game in him!

  7. start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

    Pitching depth is never a bad thing.

  8. damnitsderek 4 years ago

    Papelbon, Jenks, and Reyes?

    And the award for the Majors’ fattest bullpen goes to…

    • tacko 4 years ago

      “I repeat: we’re not selling jeans here.”

      And since when was Papelbon considered fat?

    • MaineSox 4 years ago

      One of these things is not like the others…

  9. grant77 4 years ago

    This is the third post on the same minor league signing. Some team gets far too much attention….

  10. Leonard Washington 4 years ago

    Depth move I doubt he will even see the major league roster.

  11. Moron Alert 4 years ago

    This makes no sense

  12. wickedkevin 4 years ago

    He is saying that the Red Sox* bullpen is going to be batting practice in the 7th and 8th. I guess Papelbon, Wheeler, Bard, Jenks will not do well. Those are our 7th and 8th inning guys. Michael is obviously some Red Sox* hating troll.

  13. dc21892 4 years ago

    You’re right. That is what he’s saying. What I don’t get is Wheeler could easily be a 7th inning guy but with Jenks in the 7th, Bard in the 8th, Paps in the 9th, it makes our BP even deeper. All our starters have to do on a bad day is give us 5 innigs. We’ll also have lefties thrown in there so I’m not sure what he’s talking about. Glad we are going to have such a deep pen this year!

  14. wickedkevin 4 years ago

    He is just ignorant to the fact that we do have Jenks and Wheeler and instead is criticizing these minor league deals.

  15. dc21892 4 years ago

    Yep. 6-9 is set.

  16. MikhelB 4 years ago

    Is Jenks the guy who got roughed up last year and lost his job as closer? is paps the same closer who had lots of blown saves? yeah, maybe he didn’t ignore those facts.

  17. OOoooooo! Yet another punching bag for the NY lineup to beat the stuffing out of in late innings. Have fun blowing a ton of leads this year! Dan Wheeler….yeah. I’m sure….and Reyes is a joke. This is like a Cashman-esque deal.

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