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Red Sox sign Mathis to minor league deal

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  December 10, 2011 06:44 AM

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According to the Baseball America's minor league transactions wire, the Red Sox have signed RHP Doug Mathis.

The 28-year-old comes via Korea, where he finished last season. He had 45 games of experience with the Rangers from 2008-10. Mathis had a 4.84 ERA and a 1.62 WHIP and was mainly used in relief.

He made 17 starts in the minors for the Giants and Athletics last season, going 0-5, 4.27. Released by Oakland in July, he caught on with the Samsung Lions in Korea and pitched well, going 5-2, 2.52 for the eventual league champions.

If spring training goes well for him, Mathis would project to be in the rotation for Class AAA Pawtucket to start next season.

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