Red Sox sign two interesting pitchersThursday January 31st, 2013
Boston Bruins vs Tampa Bay Lightning, 02/09/2013, at TD Garden ... Find TicketsBaseball America runs a list of minor league transactions on its web site and today brings news that the Red Sox signed knuckeballer Charlie Haeger again.The 29-year-old has 34 games of major league experience, the last coming in 2010 for the Dodgers. He was with Double A Portland in 2011, going 4-1 with a 3.24 ERA in eight starts after being released by Seattle. He did not pitch last season.The Sox already have knuckleballer Steven Wright on the 40-man roster. With Tim Wakefield available as a tutor, it's a progressive idea. R.A. Dickey is certainly proof that a knuckleballer can suddenly blossom.The Red Sox also signed lefty Christian Perdomo. He was an undrafted free agent who attended Advanced Software Analysis Junior College in Brooklyn.The ASA Avengers played a 50-game schedule last year, going 30-20. Perdomo only pitched in three games last season according to the school's web site. He attended George Washington High, the same school that produced Manny Ramirez.Perdomo is 6-foot-5 and a native of the Dominican Republic.A player from Advanced Software Analysis Junior College playing for the Sox? There's a Bill James joke there somewhere, but I'll leave that to Mr. Shaughnessy.