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Red Sox add another pitcher to their 40-man roster

Rob Bradford
February 23, 2020 - 3:14 pm

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- In a sea of new faces in the Red Sox JetBlue clubhouse, another one is on the way.

The team announced Sunday that it had claimed pitcher Phillips Valdez off waivers from the Mariners. To make room on the 40-man roster the Red Sox put Dustin Pedroia on the 60-day disabled list.

The 28-year-old Valdez did get in 11 games for the Rangers in 2019, totaling 16 innings. The righty reliever struck out 18 and walked nine while allowing seven earned runs (3.94 ERA). He struck out at least one batter in all but two of his outings.

Valdez was originally signed as an international free agent by Cleveland in 2009. He did make 14 Triple-A starts in 2019 before being moved to the bullpen, ultimately being claimed off waivers by Seattle following the season.