White Sox sign reliever Mitchell Boggs

White Sox sign reliever Mitchell Boggs
February 7, 2014, 12:00 pm
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The White Sox have added another veteran arm to the bullpen as they agreed to terms with Mitchell Boggs.

The right-hander has accepted a $1.1-million contract, the White Sox announced on Friday. Boggs, who isn’t eligible to become a free agent until after the 2015 season, finished 2013 with an 8.10 ERA in 27 games for St. Louis and Colorado.

The White Sox outrighter right-hander Deunte Heath from the 40-man roster to make room for Boggs, who turns 30 on Feb. 15.

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Boggs found some success as a setup man with the Cardinals prior to taking over as the closer last season. He went 4-1 with a 2.21 ERA in 78 appearances in 2012. He had a 3.08 ERA from 2010-12 and is 13-15 overall with a 4.12 ERA in 241 career games.

What appeared to be a young bullpen headed to spring training now has taken on more of a veteran feel. The team has also signed Ronald Belisario and Scott Downs this offseason after closer Addison Reed was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Last season the White Sox traded veterans Jesse Crain and Matt Thornton as part of a roster reshaping.

The White Sox are unlikely to name their new closer until Opening Day but Nate Jones, Matt Lindstrom and Daniel Webb are among the top candidates to fill the vacancy.

Heath, who has a 10.24 ERA in eight career appearances, will attend spring training as a nonroster invitee.