Baseball America runs a list of minor league transactions on its web site and today brings news that the Red Sox signed knuckeballer Charlie Haeger again.
The 29-year-old has 34 games of major league experience, the last coming in 2010 for the Dodgers. He was with Double A Portland in 2011, going 4-1 with a 3.24 ERA in eight starts after being released by Seattle. He did not pitch last season.
The Sox already have knuckleballer Steven Wright on the 40-man roster. With Tim Wakefield available as a tutor, it’s a progressive idea. R.A. Dickey is certainly proof that a knuckleballer can suddenly blossom.
The Red Sox also signed lefty Christian Perdomo. He was an undrafted free agent who attended Advanced Software Analysis Junior College in Brooklyn.
The ASA Avengers played a 50-game schedule last year, going 30-20. Perdomo only pitched in three games last season according to the school’s web site. He attended George Washington High, the same school that produced Manny Ramirez.
Perdomo is 6-foot-5 and a native of the Dominican Republic.
A player from Advanced Software Analysis Junior College playing for the Sox? There’s a Bill James joke there somewhere, but I’ll leave that to Mr. Shaughnessy.