Middle Relief Option
The Boston Red Sox DFA’s Joel Pineiro yesterday, to make room on the roster for Jon Lester.
The guy’s got electric stuff, but has been riddled by injuries and inconsistency since 2003. The Red Sox signed him as a closer candidate when they thought Jon Papelbon would be a starter. It didn’t work out so well for Pineiro in the bullpen, as he posted a 5.03 ERA. He’s only 28, appears to be healthy, and may be ripe for a move to the National League.
A project for Rick Peterson?