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.


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32 Comments on "Red Sox Sign Dennys Reyes"


dc21892
4 years 6 months ago

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

wickedkevin
4 years 6 months 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!

Brad426
4 years 6 months ago

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

ugotrpk3113
4 years 6 months ago

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

4 years 6 months ago

El Guapo 2.0

Brit Finnegan
4 years 6 months 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 6 months ago

“Who wants a 0.0 WAR lefty?”

lefty is the key word here…

Brit Finnegan
4 years 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months ago

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

RahZid
4 years 6 months ago

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

Brit Finnegan
4 years 6 months 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 6 months ago

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

MikhelB
4 years 6 months 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 6 months 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 4 months 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?

JB3
4 years 4 months 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 6 months ago

i admire your copy and paste skills

Stl_Great
4 years 6 months ago

The Big Sweat always has game in him!

start_wearing_purple
4 years 6 months ago

Pitching depth is never a bad thing.

damnitsderek
4 years 6 months ago

Papelbon, Jenks, and Reyes?

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

tacko
4 years 6 months ago

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

And since when was Papelbon considered fat?

MaineSox
4 years 6 months ago

One of these things is not like the others…

grant77
4 years 6 months ago

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

Leonard Washington
4 years 6 months ago

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

Moron Alert
4 years 6 months ago

This makes no sense

wickedkevin
4 years 6 months 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.

dc21892
4 years 6 months 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!

wickedkevin
4 years 6 months ago

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

dc21892
4 years 6 months ago

Yep. 6-9 is set.

MikhelB
4 years 6 months 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.

4 years 6 months ago

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.