Word from Ken is that the Boston Red Sox have agreed with former Dodgers closer Takashi Saito on a one-year deal. Saito missed a significant amount of time last season due to elbow/ligament troubles (always a great sign for pitchers).
Add Saito’s damaged elbow (he passed his physical) to the the reconstructed shoulder of John Smoltz and the strained shoulder of Brad Penny, and the Sox have quite a trio of low-risk, high-reward type pitchers. You could argue the same case for fatigued outfielder Rocco Baldelli as well.
Call it treading carefully in tough financial times, but if these recent signings pay-off then the Red Sox are going to have a very deep pitching staff.