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Red Sox re-sign six minor league free agents

Alex Cora in the dugout during the seventh inning.

The Red Sox have reached deals with six of their minor league free agents, including a pitcher who emerged as a big league late-innings contributor for them two years ago and a starter who had one of the best seasons in their system last year.

According to major league sources, the team will bring back righthanded relievers Austin Maddox, Domingo Tapia, and Andrew Schwaab, lefthanded starter Daniel McGrath, catcher Jhon Nunez, and infielder Jantzen Witte.

Maddox, now 28, had an impressive big league debut in 2017, forging a 0.52 ERA with 14 strikeouts and two walks in 17⅓ innings and earning a spot on the team’s postseason roster that year. But he missed all of 2018 with a shoulder injury that ultimately required rotator cuff surgery toward the end of that season, resulting in Maddox missing all of 2019.

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