Boston Red Sox Sign 7-Year Veteran Pitcher

The Boston Red Sox have reportedly signed right-handed pitcher Kyle Barraclough to a minor-league deal, marking his return to affiliated baseball after pitching in the Atlantic League for the High Point Rockers.

Barraclough, known for his strikeout abilities but struggles with control, brings a wealth of big league experience.

During his time with the Marlins from 2015 to 2017, he showcased an impressive 31.7% strikeout rate but also had a high 14.5% walk rate.

Despite this, he maintained a solid 2.87 ERA. However, his performance declined in subsequent years, marked by a reduced strikeout rate and ongoing control issues.

In 2022, Barraclough had a limited appearance for the Los Angeles Angels, pitching in eight games out of the bullpen and posting a 3.00 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and a 9:4 K:BB ratio in nine innings.

Currently pitching in the Atlantic League, Barraclough has shown versatility in his usage, including starting and finishing games. He has performed well, with an ERA of 1.00 and solid strikeout and walk numbers.

The Red Sox, dealing with an injury-depleted bullpen, are hoping that Barraclough can provide much-needed depth and stability. His past success and recent performance indicate that he could contribute to the team relatively quickly.

Barraclough's signing provides the Red Sox with valuable non-roster depth and potential roster flexibility for the future, as they assess whether he will continue in a rotation role or return to relief. Photo Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports