2018-01-12 / Sports

Red Sox sign pair

The Associated Press


Boston pitchers Carson Smith and Steven Wright, both coming off injuries, have agreed to one-year contracts with the Red Sox that avoided salary arbitration.

Wright gets a non-guaranteed salary of $1.1 million under the deal.

Smith missed most of the past two seasons while recovering from an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery. Since he was acquired by the Red Sox, the reliever has appeared in eight games over two years.

An All-Star in 2016, Wright made just five starts last season with an 8.25 ERA. The knuckleballer had left knee surgery in May.

Wright, 33, had his best MLB season in 2016 when he was 13-6 with a 3.33 ERA. He has pitched five seasons with the Red Sox and has a 21-14 record with a 3.97 ERA.

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