Breslow signs with Red Sox
Craig Breslow, a Trumbull native, and the Boston Red Sox have reportedly reached a new deal according to Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports.
The left-handed Breslow, Boston’s final arbitration-eligible player, signed a two-year, $6.25 million deal that also includes a $4 million team option for 2015.
On Thursday and Friday, the Red Sox reached deals with their other eight arbitration-eligible players, including outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury and relief pitcher Joel Hanrahan.
The 32-year-old Breslow was acquired at the July 31 trade deadline and pitched well in 23 relief appearances for the Red Sox.
In 20 innings, he struck out 19 and had a 2.70 ERA. For the season, he held left-handed hitters to a .222 batting average.
Breslow pitched in 63 games last season, 40 with the Arizona Diamonbacks, where he also threw to a 2.70 ERA.
Breslow graduated in 2002 from Yale University with degrees in molecular biophysics and biochemistry, and was drafted in the 26th round by the Milwaukee Brewers.
He has pitched in seven different organizations, with three straight years of 60-plus appearances with the Oakland A’s from 2009-11.