Robert Binder/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Free-agent reliever Alexi Ogando agreed with the Boston Red Sox on a one-year contract Friday.
According to USA Today, Ogando will receive $1.5 million guaranteed, with incentives the deal could reach up to $3 million.
The 6-foot-4 Ogando has spent all five of his major league seasons with the Texas Rangers. During that time he has been used as a starter and a reliever.
The past couple of seasons Ogando has been dealing with right shoulder and elbow problems that last year limited him to pitching just 25 innings.
The 31-year-old Ogando has been effective when healthy. For his career he’s pitched 406 innings, compiling a 28-16 record, 3.35 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 325 strikeouts. He made the All-Star team as a starter in 2011.
The Red Sox designated left-handed pitcher Drake Britton for assignment to make room for Ogando on the 40-man roster.
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