WEEI’s Rob Bradford reports that reliever Craig Breslow has signed a one-year deal worth $2 million with the Red Sox.
Breslow, 34, spent the last two and a half seasons with the Red Sox. Though effective in the latter half of 2012 and the entire 2013 season in Boston, the lefty struggled this past season, finishing with a 5.96 ERA and a 37/28 K/BB ratio in 54 1/3 innings. His fastball lost 1.5 MPH on average compared to the previous season, his control went haywire, and he was more homer-prone.
Relief pitching has always been a volatile stock, so the Red Sox are betting on a bounce-back year from Breslow.