MLB Rumors: Red Sox Sign Veteran Reliever Trevor Hildenberger To Minor League Deal

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It appears Chaim Bloom wants to work from abundance.

The Boston Red Sox on Saturday reportedly have added another reliever, signing Trevor Hildenberger to a minor league deal that comes with a spring training invite.

The 29-year-old has spent the last three seasons bouncing between the Minnesota Twins and their Triple-A affiliate, the Rochester Red Wings. His 2019 season was a bit of a disaster at the big league level, posting a 2-2 record with a 10.47 ERA, allowing 19 earned runs in 16 1/3 innings over 22 appearances.

In total, Hildenberger has appeared in 132 major league games, posting a 5.35 ERA. Easily his best season was his rookie campaign in 2017, when he recorded a 3-3 record and 3.21 ERA over 37 appearances (42 innings).

Judging by his FIP (4.08 in his career), there’s reason to believe he might, to a degree, have been the victim of some bad luck, which could inspire some confidence. Either way, it’s a low-risk deal.

Hildenberger joins Austin Brice, Josh Osich and Chris Mazza as relievers scooped up by Bloom and Co. so far this offseason.

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