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January 17, 2010 at 11:26 PM

Sox sign Jorge Sosa


The Red Sox have signed veteran right-hander Jorge Sosa to a minor league contract. Sosa, originally signed as an amateur free agent by the Colorado Rockies in 1995, spent his first five seasons in the minors as an outfielder before being converted to a pitcher.

Sosa pitched well this winter, going 4-2 with a 3.83 ERA for Tigres del Licey in the Dominican Winter League. He had his best season in 2005 with Atlanta, going 13-3 with a 2.55 ERA in 44 games (20 starts). Sosa has spent parts of eight major league seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays, Atlanta Braves, New York Mets and Washington Nationals. He has compiled a 4.72 ERA in 272 major league appearances (88 starts) with a 42-50 record. In seven minor league seasons, he has gone 12-8 with a 2.72 ERA in 84 games (25 starts).