Ken Rosenthal has news of the latest Boston signing:
signed free-agent reliever Takashi Saito to a one-year contract with a
club option for 2010 according to major-league sources.
The deal was completed after Saito passed his physical on
Friday. It includes a guarantee between $1.5 million and $2.5 million,
the sources said, and Saito will have the chance to earn more than $7
million if he reaches all of his incentives.
Again, I think this is a nice move for the Sox. Saito missed much of last season with an elbow ligament injury, so who knows if they get anything out of him. But I think one of the statements Theo is making with this signing and the others is that he has a lot of faith in the team's medical staff, which is one of the better ones in baseball per BP's Will Carroll. If there's a drawback to the recent flurry of depth signings Boston has made, I don't see it.