The Red Sox have agreed to re-sign left-hander Craig Breslow to a one-year, $2 million deal, according to a major-league source. The deal was first reported by Rob Bradford of WEEI.com.
Breslow, who reportedly chose the Red Sox over the Cubs on Friday, also drew interest from the Mets and some other clubs this offseason. The southpaw met with teams in-person during the Winter Meetings in San Diego, and was looking primarily for a one-year deal to re-establish value after struggling to a 5.96 ERA in 60 appearances with Boston last season.
In nine major league seasons with six different clubs, Breslow is the owner of a lifetime 3.20 ERA in 479 appearances and is thought of as one of the most consistent lefty relievers in the league. With Breslow and Wesley Wright off the board, teams looking for left-handed relief help will have to turn to options like Neal Cotts, Joe Thatcher, Phil Coke, Joe Beimel and Tom Gorzelanny.