On Friday, the White Sox signed right handed, relief pitcher Mitchell Boggs off the free agent market to a 1 year, 1.1 million dollar contract.
The Cardinals fifth round pick in 2005, came up in ’08 and has been had his ERA drop every year until last season. The former closer was picked up by the Colorado Rockies midseason and then shipped to their Triple A club after a bad two games with the team. The Rockies would later recall Boggs in September and in 8.2 innings had three earned runs in seven hits.
The signing adds another veteran arm to a bullpen full of younger pitchers. He brings with him a career 4.12 ERA in 316.2 innings. The White Sox also hope that with his signing, he’ll bring experience in three championship series and a world series with him. They also are putting faith in Pitching Coach Don Cooper to work his magic again with Boggs to get him back to the 2.21 ERA pitcher he was in 2012.