The typical off season stock piling of veteran talent has begun for the Boston Red Sox.
The Sox signed utility player Mike McCoy to a minor league deal. McCoy, 32, has played 170 MLB games with both Colorado and Toronto from 2009-12. McCoy has a robust .190 average in 336 AB’s with minimal power. McCoy has seen action in all positions except 1B and catching. In 2011 he managed to pitch one inning of relief in a 16-4 loss against Boston.
In a second signing the Red Sox put lefthander Tommy Layne under a minor league contract. Layne, 29, has appeared in 40 games over the 2012-13 seasons while with the San Diego Padres. Layne, a specialist, has a 2-2 MLB record with a career 2.84 ERA. Layne also has two career saves.
Both will be invited to spring training