View Full Version : Sox sign Casey Janssen

06-16-2016, 08:37 AM
According to a major league source, the Red Sox have agreed to terms with veteran relief pitcher Casey Janssen on a minor league deal.

The 34-year-old will throw a few bullpens before reporting to Single-A Lowell. After a two-week with the Spinners, he will join Triple-A Pawtucket.

Janssen pitched for the Washington Nationals in 2015, totaling a 4.95 ERA in 48 games, while going 0-for-3 in save opportunities. He had been signed by San Diego in the offseason but was released by the Padres at the end of spring training.

Prior to his stint with Nationals, Janssen spent his entire career with the Blue Jays, where he worked three seasons as Toronto’s closer (including on John Farrell’s 2012 team). From 2012-14, the righty went 81-for-91 in save opportunities, with a 2.94 ERA.

A former starter, Janssen experienced his breakout year in 2011 when he managed a 6-0 record with a 2.26 ERA in 55 appearances.weei.com