Red Sox Purchase Reyes’ Major League Contract

2:58pm: Terry Francona announced that the Red Sox have purchased the left-handed reliever's contract,  according to the Boston Herald's Scott Lauber (via Twitter).  To make room on the 40-man roster, the club has moved right-hander Junichi Tazawa to the 60-day DL.

Francona added that Reyes will still be competing with Alfredo Aceves, Hideki Okajima, and Matt Albers for the final two bullpen spots, tweets Speier.

2:08pm: Boston left-hander Dennys Reyes can opt-out of his minor league deal in a matter of hours if he is not added to the club's major league roster.  Reyes has been told that the BoSox have purchased his big league contract, tweets Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald.  The deal is not yet finalized as the club has to find a way to fit him on the 40-man roster.

It should be noted, however, that the soon-to-be 34-year-old told the press that he's still waiting on word from the club, according to Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe (via Twitter).

The veteran's opt-out date was originally set for today but the two sides agreed this week to push the deadline up to Sunday.  Reyes hasn't ruled out extending his opt-out date once more, tweets Alex Speier of  If Reyes makes the big league roster, he will earn $900K with incentives that boost the deal's value to $1.4MM in total.

18 Responses to Red Sox Purchase Reyes’ Major League Contract Leave a Reply

  1. johnsilver 4 years ago

    At least it means Okajima is not on the roster in most all likelihood. Francona, in a rare occurrence finally cutting ties with one of his vets for a better option. Possibly only because Reyes had the opt out, but at this point that opt out was a blessing in Oki’s case.

    • slugga27 4 years ago

      Okajima has minor league options remaining (less than five years of service). If he doesn’t make the team, in all likelihood, he’ll be sent to Pawtucket.

      • johnsilver 4 years ago

        Was wondering if his contract though allows it? Have seen -0- so far on any site alluding to it.

  2. MaineluvstheSox 4 years ago

    Oki may be done but I liked watching him pitch. He lives off deception. Great performance from a guy who has almost nothing for “stuff”.

  3. bosox21 4 years ago

    I think Okajima will be sent to AAA and gain some confidence back. He will learn to look at the plate when he throws, resulting in much improved command. He will come back up to the Sox late season and help us down the stretch.

    Back to reality, thanks for ’07, see ya later Oki

  4. Cyyoung 4 years ago

    He has a great looking wife, so he isn’t doing that bad.

  5. notsureifsrs 4 years ago

    i doubt it. i expect them to move tazawa to the DL

  6. johnsilver 4 years ago

    Could also go ahead and cut ties with McDonald also since he has no options unless they have a move in the works for Cameron and no spot on the 25 man for McDonald.

  7. El_Bobo 4 years ago

    Why cut DMac? That doesn’t make sense. Neither does moving Cameron

  8. MaineSox 4 years ago

    What you don’t know is that notsure is actually Theo.

  9. johnsilver 4 years ago

    Will there be room is the question. Don’t really want him gone either, but he is out of options and the seem to be having problems moving cameron, unless they can find some way to keep him around all season and he will be the mainstay backup OF when Cameron leaves via FA next off season.

  10. notsureifsrs 4 years ago

    not sure what you’re talking about. cameron and mcdonald are both likely to be on the bench with varitek and lowrie in 2011. there isn’t anyone squeezing him out

    if anyone were going to be DFAd today it would have been nava

  11. notsureifsrs 4 years ago

    from the cosby show, it’s true

  12. johnsilver 4 years ago

    Nava was already sent down several days ago as you probably know. McDonald and Cameron I see no need for both in right now. They can call up Kalish if some on is needed in a hurry.

  13. notsureifsrs 4 years ago

    what are you even

    the issue is the 40 man roster, not the 25 man. DFA does not mean “send down”

    boston is not going to go with a 3 player bench

  14. johnsilver 4 years ago

    Do you have some kind of attitude problem?

  15. CaseyBlakeDeWitt 4 years ago

    Aceves has options too, so I would say Albers has a leg up too.

  16. notsureifsrs 4 years ago


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