Red Sox bolster bullpen with right-hander Wheeler

BY foxsports • December 18, 2010

The Boston Red Sox have signed right-hander Dan Wheeler to a $3 million, one-year contract with a club option for 2012.

Red Sox executive vice president and general manager Theo Epstein announced the deal in a statement Saturday.

Wheeler's 2012 option guarantees him another $3 million if he appears in 65 games in 2011, and $3.25 million if he reaches 70 appearances.

The 33-year-old went 2-4 with a 3.35 ERA and three saves in 64 relief outings for Tampa Bay last season. Wheeler is 23-41 with a 3.84 ERA and 43 saves in 11 seasons.

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