Reyes agrees to deal with Red Sox

Jon Paul Morosi of FoxSports advanced the Dennys Reyes story today, saying the well-traveled lefty reliever has a minor-league deal in place with the Red Sox.

Reyes would give the Red Sox yet another option out of the bullpen. More to come on this story later on.

UPDATE, 4:58 p.m.: Some more on Reyes:

A major league source said Reyes would earn $900,000 for making the team with another $500,000 available in incentives.

Reyes has played for 10 teams over 14 seasons and is 10th among active players with 669 appearances. He has been effective against lefthanders in his career, holding them to a .238 batting average.


That took an odd twist last season as Reyes was much more effective against righthanded batters than lefties. Righthanders hit .177 with a .482 OPS against Reyes last season. Lefties hit .307 with an .862 OPS.

Barring further additions, the Red Sox will have six lefthanded relievers in camp. Hideki Okajima, Felix Doubront and Rich Hill return from last season. Along with Reyes, the Red Sox have signed Andrew Miller and Randy Williams to minor-league deals.

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