Pap’s brother signed

The Red Sox signed nine of the players selected in last week’s first-year player draft, including Jonathan Papelbon’s younger brother, the team announced today.

Righthanded pitcher Josh Papelbon was one of eight of the signees to be assigned to the Single-A Lowell Spinners, who open their season next Tuesday at home.

The complete list of signees, along with their assignments:

Zach Daeges (Round 6), 3B — Assigned to Lowell
Rafael Cabreja (Round 8), OF — Assigned to Gulf Coast Red Sox
Jorge Jimenez (Round 15), 3B — Assigned to Lowell
Paul Smyth (Round 23), OF — Assigned to Lowell
Ryne Lawson (Round 30), RHP — Assigned to Lowell
Michael Chambers (Round 32), 2B — Assigned to Lowell
Thomas Beazley (Round 38), RHP — Assigned to Lowell
Jeff Vincent (Round 43), OF — Assigned to Lowell
Josh Papelbon (Round 48), RHP — Assigned to Lowell

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The Red Sox today also announced that they have sold the contract of righthanded pitcher Jimmy Serrano to the SK Wyverns of the Korea Professional Baseball Organization. Serrano was 4-5 with a 2.50 ERA in 13 games (11 starts) at Triple-A Pawtucket this season.