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DEC 7, 1:17p ET | Ken Rosenthal
Rotowire: Feb 14 / 9:05a ET
News: Breslow threw a side session Friday, something he didn't do until the very end of the last year's spring training, the Boston Herald reports.
Impact: Breslow, who recently signed a one-year deal with Boston, was delayed last year after a lengthy playoff run with the Red Sox. He never regained effectiveness in 2014 and had the worst season of his career. Breslow will pitch in middle relief and could pick up some late-inning assignments when a lefty is required. He's proved to be equally effective against right-handed and left-handed batters.
StatsLLC: Jan 7 / 12:00a ET
News: Breslow and the Boston Red Sox have finalized their $2 million, one-year contract.
Impact: Breslow was acquired from Arizona late in the 2012 season. The 34-year-old has pitched in 120 games for the Red Sox during the past two years, including 60 in 2014 after starting the season on the disabled list. He finished last season with a 5.96 ERA, 37 strikeouts and 28 walks.
Rotowire: Dec 19 / 6:30p ET
News: Breslow signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Red Sox on Friday, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports.
Impact: The Red Sox previously declined Breslow's $4 million option for 2015, but will welcome the lefty back at the 50 percent markdown. Breslow turned in one of his worst seasons in the majors in 2014, posting a 5.96 ERA and 1.85 WHIP in 54.1 innings, but he recorded a 1.81 ERA in 61 appearances the year before.