It’s been a busy day for Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington his staff on Yawkey Way in Boston.
The contract is worth $3 million for two-years and according to Alex Speier of WEEI.com, Punto can earn an additional $500,000 in incentives.
With Lowrie gone, the Red Sox needed a utility infielder. He has also played the outfield in the past as well. He is also a much better defensive player than Lowrie having committed just three errors this past season in 63 games for the St. Louis Cardinals. Punto hit .278 with one home run and 20 RBIs for the World Series champs during the 2011 regular season.
Still no big splash in the free agent pool yet by Cherington but this is a solid signing that should be benefit the Red Sox over the next two years.
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