The Boston Red Sox made a new addition Friday afternoon.

Boston claimed right-handed pitcher Chris Mazza from the New York Mets to completely fill out its 40-man roster as spring training slowly approaches.

Mazza was with the Mets last season, making nine appearances and recording a 5.51 ERA. He initially was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 2011 Major League Baseball June Amateur Draft. Mazza spent eight years in the minor leagues compiling a 26-26 record, with a 3.21 ERA and 395 strike outs across 507 1/3 innings pitched.

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