Red Sox sign Matt Andriese

2:07 p.m.: Andriese is guaranteed $ 1.85 million in 2021 plus a purchase of at least $ 250,000 for a $ 3.5 million option for the 2022 season, tweets Alex Speier of the Boston Globe. He can earn incentives worth up to $ 500,000 each season if he exceeds 150 innings, and his salary in 2022 would increase by $ 1 billion if he reaches that point in 2021.

1:04 p.m.: The Red Sox agreed to the terms of a right-wing contract Matt Andriese, on a club ad. Beverly Hills Sports Council client will receive a one-year Major League contract with a club option for the 2022 season. He is guaranteed $ 2.1 million in the contract and could earn up to $ 7.35 million if exercised. option 2022, according to Jon Heyman of the MLB network (Twitter Links).

Matt Andriese |  Angels baseball / pool photo via USA TODAY

The signing brings together the 31-year-old right-winger with Red Sox baseball chief officer Chaim Bloom, who played a hand in Rays’ acquisition of Andriese in 2014 in a deal with the Padres. Andriese will make his MLB debut as Ray in 2015 and, in four seasons in Tampa Bay, worked at 4.30 ERA and 4.13 FIP with 7.8 K / 9, 2.4 BB / 9, 1.27 HR / 9 and a Rate of 45 , 6% of the ground ball.

Marketed from Tampa Bay to Arizona before the 2018 deadline, Andriese still struggled to regain his position. He had been a swingman with Rays, working both as a traditional starter and as a reliever with several innings, but the D-backs moved him to a full-time support role, with poor results. It was a similar story last season in Anaheim, after the Diamondbacks changed Andriese to the Angels.

In 121 2/3 innings since he was traded by Rays, Andriese has an ERA of 5.53, although with a much better 3.95 xFIP. He saw that his hit rate (9.6 K / 9) improved considerably at that time, and Andriese still has an above average rotation on both the four stitches and his curve, which could have been attractive to the Red Sox.

Andriese is able to work from the pen or in rotation, which is the key for the Sox, with so many question marks surrounding the health of their starters. Chris Sale is preparing for Operation Tommy John, while Nathan Eovaldi has a long history of injuries and Eduardo Rodriguez missed all of 2020 following a Covid-19 attack and a subsequent diagnosis of myocarditis.