February 6, 2012 at 11:04 PM
Baseball America is reporting that the Red Sox have signed RHP Sean White to a minor league contract. The 30-year-old pitcher has appeared in 105 major league games, all with the Seattle Mariners, posting a career 4.16 ERA in 134.0 innings. White spent all of 2011 pitching for the Triple-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, joined for parts of the season by recent Red Sox signees John Maine and Aaron Cook, making 53 appearances, 6 starts, allowing 103 hits in 82.1 innings and posting a 5.68 ERA in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League.
White was drafted by the Atlanta Braves out of the University of Washington in the eighth round of the 2003 amateur draft. He was selected by Seattle in the Rule 5 draft prior to the 2007 season, making his major league debut that year. His biggest weapon is his sinker, which has allowed him to have very low home run rates throughout his career. White will compete for a spot in the Pawtucket bullpen this season.