May 30, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Mitchell Boggs (41) sits on the bench after giving up a game tying solo home run to Kansas City Royals right fielder Jeff Francoeur (not pictured) during the ninth inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

White Sox pick up Mitchell Boggs


The Chicago White Sox have added another name to the mix for the back end of the bullpen.

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports indicates that the Pale Hose have signed former Cardinals closer Mitchell Boggs to a major league deal. Joel Sherman reports that the deal is worth $1.1 million.

Boggs transitioned from set-up man in 2012 to closer for St. Louis after Jason Motte’s Tommy John surgery. During his time as closer, however, Boggs posted an 11.05 ERA in 14 innings, resulting in his eventual demotion and designation. He was acquired by the Rockies, but struggled in their minor league system as well, putting up an 8.27 ERA in 16.1 innings.

Barring a bad Spring Training, Boggs will be in the bullpen for Chicago, as they look to fill in the holes left when Addison Reed, Jesse Crain, and Matt Thornton departed.

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