Red Sox add right-hander Scott Atchison
The Boston Red Sox got a pitcher on the first day of the winter meetings. No, not that one. Right-hander Scott Atchison has agreed to a one-year contact after spending the last two seasons with Hanshin of Japan's Central League. The Red Sox are among the teams interested in acquiring Toronto ace Roy Halladay. Atchison was 12-9 with a 2.77 ERA in 117 relief appearances, going 5-3 with a 1.70 ERA in 75 games this year. The 33-year-old is 2-3 with a 4.10 ERA in 53 games with Seattle (2004-05) and San Francisco (2007). He is guaranteed $430,000 in Monday's deal. Atchison gets $420,000 next season, and the Red Sox have a 2011 option at $40,000 above the minimum with a $10,000 buyout. Boston has a 2012 option at $200,000 above the minimum.