Red Sox bring back Breslow

The Red Sox have signed left-handed reliever Craig Breslow to a one-year contract, the club announced on Wednesday. The deal, worth $2 million, had previously been reported in December but was not official until today.

Boston designated catcher Dan Butler for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for Breslow.

Breslow is coming off a bit of a down year in 2014, when he had a 5.96 ERA over 60 appearances with the Sox. He was a key member of the bullpen during the World Series championship season of ’13, though, posting a 1.91 ERA.

Butler, 28, made his big league debut last season. He was 4-for-19 (.211) with three doubles over seven games with the Sox. He spent the majority of the year with Triple-A Pawtucket. Boston now has three catchers on the 40-man roster in Ryan Hanigan, Blake Swihart and Christian Vazquez.

— Austin Laymance 

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