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January 29, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Red Sox sign catcher Max St. Pierre to minor league deal

Baseball America is reporting that the Red Sox have signed catcher Max St. Pierre to a minor league contract. St. Pierre, who will turn 32 in April, comes to the Red Sox after spending nearly all of his 15-year career in the Detroit Tigers organization, save for a one-year dalliance with Milwaukee in 2007. He will most likely provide depth in Pawtucket behind Ryan Lavarnway and Luis Exposito

St. Pierre had a good year in 2010, posting an .832 OPS between Double-A and Triple-A and making his major league debut as a September call-up, but his offense regressed in a big way in 2011, his OPS dropping to .541 in 260 Triple-A plate appearances. Because St. Pierre is an older prospect, there have not been too many recent scouting reports on him, but a 2003 article from Baseball America states that he is a strong defensive catcher.