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January 28, 2014 at 7:37 PM

Red Sox sign Michael Brenly to minor league deal

According to Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com, the Red Sox have signed catcher Michael Brenly to a minor league deal.

Brenly, 27, started his 2013 season in the Chicago Cubs organization before he was released in April without playing a game. Brenly was then signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks in May, and was subsequently shipped to Triple-A Reno. He batted .118/.167/.176 in 18 plate appearances with the Aces over eight games, which spanned from May to August.

Originally drafted by the Cubs in the 36th-round out of the University of Las Vegas in the 2008 draft, Brenly had spent five seasons in Chicago's system prior to his April release. The 6'3", 250-pound California native reached Double-A in his final season within the Cubs organization in 2012, during which he batted .227/.295/.342 in 300 plate appearances.

Brenly, the son of former World Series Champion manager Bob Brenly, has batted .249/.305/.332 in his six-year professional career. He has spent a majority of his career behind the plate, as he has logged over 350 games at the position, during which he has thrown out 28% of would-be base stealers. 

Photo Credit: Michael Brenly by MiLB.com