Red Sox sign Mathis to minor league deal

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.


Loading Comments...

Ski season updates, free from The Boston Globe.
Get the Globe's free newsletter, It's All Downhill, for the latest from the slopes.
Thanks for signing up!