The Boston Red Sox are signing left-handed pitcher Matt Strahm to a one-year deal, according to Robert Murray of Fansided, among other reports. Jon Heyman of MLB Network adds that it’s a $3 million deal.
Strahm, 30, pitched just six major-league outings last year, on top of just three appearances in Triple-A in an injury-plagued year. The southpaw had knee surgery before returning in August, only to wind back up on the injured list with knee inflammation.
But, when healthy, Strahm did pitch a 2.61 ERA through 19 outings out of the bullpen in 2020 with the Padres, following a 4.41 ERA with San Diego in 2019 where he made 46 outings (16 starts).
The lefty has 25 starts in his six-year career, but the long-haired veteran mainly poses as a reliever.
Strahm’s best season came in 2018 where he posted a 2.05 ERA through 41 games (five starts), in his first season with the Friars following two years in Kansas City with the Royals.
The 30-year-old will sign with the team barring a failed physical, and Boston still has $25 million left to spend.