Red Sox Sign Former Cy Young Candidate

A Cy Young Award contender just three short years ago, things haven't gone quite so well in more recent seasons for former San Diego Padres flame-thrower Dinelson Lamet. He was DFA'd by the Rockies this past week, but has found a new home in Beantown.

The Boston Red Sox have signed Lamet to a minor league deal. 

The soon-to-be 31-year-old posted an ugly 11.57 ERA with the Rockies in 25.2 innings this season (that's embarrassing even for a Rockies pitcher). But if he can get his act together, he brings some swing-and-miss stuff to the mound, as he has struck out an impressive 11.7 batters per nine innings in his six-year career. 

In 2020, he posted a 2.09 ERA for the Padres, and finished 4th in Cy Young balloting. He looked to be getting back to that form in Triple-A, at least, this season with 10.2 innings featuring 11 strikeouts against just one walk, while allowing just one run and six hits for a 0.84 ERA and 0.66 WHIP. 

The Rockies are still on the hook for the rest of his $5M owed this season. 

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