Red Sox Sign Justin Germano

The Red Sox have signed Justin Germano, reports Jon Heyman of (on Twitter). The 29-year-old righty finished last season in Korea, and Heyman says he turned down more than $1MM overseas for a chance to make the Sox.

Germano allowed eight runs in 12 2/3 innings for the Indians last season before joining the Samsung Lions. He owns a 5.02 ERA in 253 career innings for the Tribe, Reds, and Padres. He also spent time in Japan earlier in his career. The Red Sox recently added Aaron Cook as well, as they look to build some pitching depth.

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    • tapehead4 4 years ago

      “Now all I have to do is find this Germano guy…”

      • bomberj11 4 years ago

        “I took four years of spanish in high school, I don’t know why I knew that!”

  2. Popular_mechanics_for_pitchers 4 years ago

    Now we’re talking!!!!

  3. was it over when germano bombed in game 7 of the world series? hell no!

  4. peter gutierrez 4 years ago

    yes sir!!! the red sox are now world series bound!!!

    • Evan Dolan 4 years ago

      is “world series” code name for fourth place?

  5. Bonds2425 4 years ago


  6. Kyle_W 4 years ago

    Saw him pitch in Japan for the Hawks. I thought I remembered his velocity being way down. But, good for him I guess. 

    • johnsilver 4 years ago

      Yeah. Can’t be any worse than Atchisson who was a decent find and if he has even a remote chance of helping, might as well give him a shot.

      Can’t be any worse than that collection of retreads they have already collected at AAA on minor league deals, some of whom am familiar with and we know are of -0- use.. This guy am not familiar with and could maybe help.. A 5% chance is better than the majority of the bunch they already inked.

  7. Karkat 4 years ago

    Well his 2010 numbers are encouraging. Maybe he can figure out whatever he had working there at Pawtucket? Maybe contribute from the bullpen or something?

  8. PWNdroia 4 years ago

    Well he did throw a perfect game for a AAA Clippers team (according to Wikipedia), but AAA is not the Majors.  And his 2010 season is a small sample size.  I guess the signings okay considering how we aren’t expecting him to do much.  If he turns out great, then that’s an obvious bonus.

    • Steven D 4 years ago

      I think any one of these signings could be a hit, it only takes one career year. I mean, if you sign enough of them someone is bound to do something productive and be valuable enough to keep on the roster. 

      • PWNdroia 4 years ago

        That didn’t happen to John Smoltz or Brad Penny.

        • timminy 4 years ago

          Alfredo Aceves?

          • PWNdroia 4 years ago

            Aceves’ stats actually weren’t as bad as Germano’s coming to the Sox.  Actually they were pretty decent, making him under the radar rather than a low risk/high reward deal.

          • timminy 4 years ago

            okay, so Cashman really is an idiot. Thanks for clearing that up.

        • Steven D 4 years ago

          No, it didn’t but once in awhile you get someone that surpasses your expectations. If your lucky they hold up for the year and give you positive results and if your really lucky they stick around for awhile. But normally, they stick around for awhile, if just half the year and you go find someone else to replace them. 

        • timminy 4 years ago

          Freddy Garcia?

  9. UltimateYankeeFan 4 years ago

    It looks like the Red Sox in 2012 are trying to corner the market on every possible “reclamation” pitcher in baseball for under 7 figures.  The  question is will they be successful or just a repeat of some of the players they signed for the 2009 season.

    • NomarGarciaparra 4 years ago

      Regardless of what happens though, they don’t take any risks in these situations, only possible rewards.

    • MaineSox 4 years ago

       It’s the same course the Yankees took last year

  10. craigkimbrelfan 4 years ago

    Really?  North Korea cracks?  2012 America.

  11. Jim McGrath 4 years ago

    If there’s any consolation BenC has been involved in scouting and drafting with the Sox for about 10 years perhaps he has kept a “book” on some of these signees and feels he knows them and their ability better than the other GM’s that are passing on them.
    Germannoooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!! !!

    • llorcs 4 years ago

      Nope, there’s no consolation to this whacky madness.  Wonder who’s next, Julio Lugo?  Oh wait a minute…

  12. i have no problem with this signing but I just think we could get some more proven guys for not much money.  What about coffey, qualls, lidge etc.?

  13. Cory J. Settoon 4 years ago

    Not terrible in 2010. Might be something out of the pen.

  14. PWNdroia 4 years ago

    small sample size

  15. craigkimbrelfan 4 years ago

    Dude…North and South Korea are two different republics, entirely….wow.  That is what you call ignorance.

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