Mitchell Boggs signs with Chicago White Sox

Posted by Scott Wuerz on February 7, 2014 

Former St. Louis Cardinals reliever Mitchell Boggs has signed a contract to play for the Chicago White Sox, according to Fox Sports.

Boggs, who will be 30 this month, inked a one-year deal worth $1.1 million.

The big right handed pitcher was 13-12 with a 3.80 ERA with the Cardinals from 2008-12. His best season came in 2012 when he was 4-1 with a 2.21 ERA as the set-up man to closer Jason Motte.

But when Motte was injured in spring training, Boggs wilted under the pressure of being forced to substitute as closer. He was 0-3 with an 11.05 ERA and three blown saves in five tries. After a couple of unsuccessful attempts to straighten Boggs out in the minors, the Cardinals gave him a fresh start when they sold him to the Colorado Rockies.

Boggs had a rough trip through the Rockies minor leagues. But he ended up back in the majors and posted a 3.12 ERA in 8 2/3 innings. Colorado chose not to re-sign Boggs. But his late season work was apparently enough to entice the Pale Hose to give him another crack.


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