Red Sox sign 8 MiLBFAs

Red Sox sign 8 MiLBFAs

Tom Joyce ·

MassLive reports that the Boston Red Sox signed eight players to minor league contracts with invitations to spring training. Let's go through all of them.

Nick Longhi -- Born in Springfield Mass, Longhi was a member of the Sox organization until 2017 -- when they traded him to the Reds system. He played in 111 games last year in Triple-A and hit .283 with 12 home runs and a .798 OPS.

Jett Bandy -- The 30-year-old catcher appeared in 156 MLB games from 2015 to 2018 and hit 16 home runs.

John Andreoli -- If the outfielder's name sounds familiar, it's because he played in 26 games for the Baltimore Orioles in 2018. Apparently, he was decent in Triple-A last year: .389 on-base percentage in 116 games.

Jantzen Witte -- He primarily served as the PawSox third baseman last season. He's back.

Mike Kickham -- The left-handed reliever appeared in 14 MLB games from 2013 to 2014 and has a 10.98 ERA to show for it.

R.J. Alvarez -- The right-handed reliever has 31 games of MLB experience from 2014 and 2015 and has a 7.39 ERA to show for it.

Robinson Leyer -- The 26-year-old played in 15 games for the Portland Sea Dogs last year and had a 2.66 ERA in relief. However, he's struggled above Double-A in the past.

Domingo Tapia -- The 28-year-old has never appeared in a major league game. He had a 5.18 ERA in 41 games with the PawSox last season.

Of the bunch, Bandy is probably the best signing. The Red Sox need a backup catcher, so he might end up in that mix. I don't know. We'll see who else the sign as far as catchers. But we do know he would be a cheap option, and cheap is probably the route the Red Sox are looking to go at that position next year.

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