Numerous Boston and national outlets are reporting that the Red Sox have signed former Trenton Thunder pitcher Kevin Millwood to a minor league contract.
Millwood, the owner of a Major League no-hitter and All-Star Game appearance, was signed by the Yankees to a similar deal and got out of the gate strong, spinning a one-hit complete game shutout in the first game of a doubleheader at Waterfront Park on April 17.
The 36-year-old righty was called up to Triple-A Scranton and put together another solid start, allowing two runs over seven innings in a win over Syracuse, but it all fell apart five days later after a disastrous start in Charlotte. Millwood subsequently used his much-publicized opt-out clause to become a free agent, and had been on the market ever since.
Despite having already pitched in three “real” games, reports have Millwood being sent to Boston’s minor league complex to get some work in extended spring training before joining one of the team’s affiliates, likely Portland or Pawtucket.
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