Quintin Berry agrees to a minor league deal with Red Sox
The Red Sox have signed another outfielder, and they are offering him an invite to Spring Training.
Boston agreed to a Minor League deal with Quintin Berry on Saturday that could be worth 620,000 if Berry, now in his second stint with Boston, makes the Major League roster, according to Mike Perchick of WAPT.
In 2013, Berry played in 13 games for the Red Sox, serving primarily as a pinch runner. He went 5-for-8 at the plate that season with a homer, five runs scored and three stolen bases. Berry also made the club’s postseason roster and stole a base in all three of Boston’s playoff series, en route to the team winning the World Series.
He spent nearly all of 2014 playing at Triple-A Norfolk with the Orioles where he compiled a slash line of .285/.382/.367 and 25 stolen bases in 112 games.
The Red Sox, however, already have a crowded outfield and will have to find spots for each of them out of Spring Training. Those outfielders include: Rusney Castillo, Mookie Betts, Hanley Ramirez, Shane Victorino, Allen Craig, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Daniel Nava. So it is unclear where Berry, 30, fits into the team’s plans.