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Red Sox Make Michael Wacha Signing Official: Contract Details

Michael Wacha

The Red Sox have officially signed right-hander Michael Wacha to a one-year deal after they spent yesterday finalizing the deal

Wacha’s deal comes out to be worth $7 million, and it includes no incentives — that’s compared to the $3M he made the past two seasons. It will be the most he’s ever made in one season — his most since he made $6.3 million in 2019.

The 30-year-old spent his 2021 with the Rays and posted a 5.05 ERA although he did pitch a 5.9 walk rate (84th percentile) and he was in the 92nd percentile of chase rate. In addition, the righty held a 3.91 xFIP, as well as a 4.00 SIERA across 29 outings (23 starts).

Wacha, like Eduardo Rodriguez, is someone who is favored by analytics but is disliked by the traditional base box score stats.

(Photo of Michael Wacha by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

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