Boston Red Sox Sign Free Agent Slugger

Headed to Boston.

The Boston Red Sox have signed Daniel Palka, a left-handed first baseman and outfielder, to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training.

Palka, a third-round draft pick of the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2013 MLB Draft, last appeared in the majors in 2019 with the Chicago White Sox. He has a career major league triple-slash line of .218/.277/.433/.710 in 154 games.

In 2018, Palka appeared in 124 games for the White Sox, smacking 27 home runs, 67 RBIs, 15 doubles, and three triples while slashing .240/.294/.484.

Last season, the 31-year-old slugger played 108 games for Triple-A Syracuse and posted a decent .263/.344/.506 line with 26 home runs, 79 RBIs, 68 runs scored and 18 doubles.

For his minor-league career, Palka holds a .267/.350/.498 triple-slash line with 180 home runs, 570 RBIs, 180 doubles, and 19 triples across 877 minor league games.

The signing gives the Red Sox some solid upper-level depth as they look to bolster their lineup heading into the upcoming season. Photo Credit:  Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports