It wasn’t good news at Red Sox Spring Training on Thursday for a couple of veteran players.  Both moves are kind of a suprise to me to tell you the truth, but I do see where the team is coming from with both of them.

First off, Curt Shilling has been moved to the 60-day disabled list.  You have to wonder how bad Shilling’s injury realy is.  Will we even see him at all in 2008?  Doesn’t look like we will until atleast July and that would be at the earliest.

The next move that Red Sox made is more of a suprise.  This morning Doug Mirabelli was told that he had been released.  Mirabelli was pretty much only used as Tim Wakefield’s personal catcher and his numbers really have dropped in the past few season.  I figured they liked him in the lockeroom and that was why they kept him around.  It must have just been time for Mirabelli to move on.  I wonder what team will take a chance at him now?

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Post info: By GoSoxGo on March 13th, 2008
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Doug Mirabelli and the Boston Red Sox are expected to sign a one year contract worth aroung $550,000 soon.  The deal could reach the 1 million/year mark with incentives.

I think keeping Mirabelli around for half a million is a good idea.   Just to catch Tim Wakefield’s knuckle ball lol.  Hopefully Jason Varitek stays healthy and Mirabelli won’t have to much catching other then for Wakefield.

Do you agree with the Mirabelli signing?  Let us know :)

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Post info: By GoSoxGo on January 10th, 2008
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