Red Sox, righty Ogando agree to one-year deal
The Red Sox continued adding to their bullpen on Friday, agreeing with Alexi Ogando on a one-year contract reportedly worth $1.5 million.
Ogando posted a 3.12 ERA across 156 appearances (48 starts) from 2010-13 with the Rangers.
Ogando has dealt with right shoulder and elbow issues over the past few seasons. He made just 27 appearances and posted a 6.84 ERA for Texas last season because of elbow inflammation, and he endured shoulder and biceps issues in 2013.
To make room for Ogando on the 40-man roster, left-handed pitcher Drake Britton was designated for assignment.
Adding Ogando is just one of many moves the Red Sox have made this offseason to retool their bullpen. Boston acquired Anthony Varvaro via trade with the Braves and Robbie Ross Jr. earlier this week in a deal with the Rangers. The Red Sox also signed former Cardinals reliever Mitchell Boggs to a Minor League deal with an invitation to Spring Training.