The Red Sox have signed right-hander Tyler Danish to a minor league contract, Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors reports (Twitter link). The contract contains an invitation to Boston’s big league Spring Training camp.
Danish recently took part in a chat with MLBTR readers, discussing his career and some of the ins and outs of being a professional ballplayer. As Tim wrote at the time, Danish “expects to sign with an MLB team within the next week or so,” and that deal has now come about with the Red Sox. Since Danish was a minor league free agent, the lockout didn’t prohibit him from signing.
A second-round pick for the White Sox in the 2013 draft, Danish posted a 4.85 ERA over 13 innings for Chicago, pitching in parts of the 2016-18 seasons. This represents his only big league experience, as subsequent minor league contracts with the Mariners (prior to the 2019 season) and Angels (last May) didn’t result in another call to the Show. In between those stints in affiliated ball, Danish also pitched for teams in the independent Atlantic League and American Association.
As Danish noted during his chat, he “
He’ll now get a chance to catch on with the Red Sox in Spring Training, with seemingly a decent chance at winning a job given the unsettled nature of the Boston bullpen.