Meet the Newest Red Sox Players

 newest red sox players mujicaA.J. Pierzynski:  Pierzynski signed a one-year contract with the Red Sox last December.  Despite being 37-years-old, Pierzynski is regarded as one of the best catchers in all of baseball. In 2013 while playing for the Texas Rangers, he had a .272 batting average with 17 home runs and 72 RBIs. Pierzynski is a two-time all-star, and has won a World Series back in 2005 as a member of the Chicago. He was also Silver Slugger Award winner back in 2012.

 

Edward Mujica: Mujica signed a two-year contract last December to join the Red Sox. Mujica got his start as an undrafted free agent in the Cleveland Indians organization as an undrafted free agent in 2001. Recently, he played the last year and a half with the St. Louis Cardinals where he was named to the 2013 National League All-Star team. As a closer, Mujica saved 37 games for the Cardinals and had a 2.78 ERA in 65 regular season games.

Grady Sizemore: The Red Sox signed Sizemore in late January to compete with Jackie Bradley Jr. for the starting centerfield spot. Sizemore hit .279 and had 111 home runs and 117 stolen bases during the first five years of his career with the Cleveland Indians. He also made the All-Star team three times and won two Gold Gloves Awards.  At one point of time Sizemore was considered one of the best centerfielders in all of baseball, but a number of injuries have kept him off the field since 2011.  He has had surgery twice to repair a hernia and including micro fracture surgery on both knees. Sizemore will be looking to regain his All-Star form in Fort Myers this spring.

Burke Badenhop: Badenhop was acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers last November in a trade for pitcher Luis Ortega. The right-handed relief pitcher appeared in 63 games for the Brewers in 2013 and posted a 3.47 ERA with a 1.19 WHIP. In 62 1/3 innings, he walked just 12 hitters. Badenhop has also played in the Detroit Tigers, Miami Marlins, and Tampa Bay Rays organizations through his career. Badenhop isn’t just a baseball player, he is also a writer. He co-author the book “Financial Planning For Your First Job,” where he talks about his days as an economics major at Bowling Green University.

 

Jonathan Herrera: Acquired from the Colorado Rockies in December in a trade for left-handed pitcher Franklin Morales, Herrera is expected to be used as a utility-infielder. Herrera, who is a natural second baseman, has also seen playing time at shortstop and third base. Herrera played in just 81 games last season for the Rockies, hitting .292 with a .700 OPS in 195 at-bats. The 29-year-old from Venezuela is a switch hitter that throws with his right-hand.

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