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Craig Breslow | Relief Pitcher

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (34) / 8/8/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 185
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Contract: view contract details

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Red Sox re-signed LHP Craig Breslow to a one-year, $2 million contract.
Boston is betting that Breslow will be closer to his 2013 output (1.81 ERA) than his rough 2014 showing (5.96 ERA). The 34-year-old southpaw was very effective from 2008-2013 (2.82 ERA) and shouldn't have a problem posting an ERA in the 3s out of middle relief. Jan 5 - 5:08 PM

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Rob Bradford of WEEI reports that the Red Sox have re-signed Craig Breslow to a one-year, $2 million deal.

Breslow had been debating between re-signing with the Red Sox or joining the Cubs to reunite with his old general manager. While he had a disappointing 2014 season, he's still one of the more dependable left-handed relievers in the league.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 09:21:00 PM's Rob Bradford reports that Craig Breslow will make a decision to sign with either the Red Sox or Cubs.

It's either re-upping with the team he's been with for the last 2 1/2 seasons or reuniting with his old general manager. Breslow struggled to the tune of a 5.96 ERA in 2014 but he was excellent in 2013, finishing with a 1.81 ERA.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 06:00:00 PM

According to WEEI's Rob Bradford, free agent Craig Breslow has had dialogue with the Cubs.

The Mets are also interested in the left-handed reliever, and the Red Sox want to re-sign him. Breslow struggled to the tune of a 5.96 ERA in 2014 but he was excellent in 2013, finishing with a 1.81 ERA.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 03:20:00 PM

According to Jon Morosi and Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Mets have remained in contact with free agent reliever Craig Breslow.

Acquiring another left-handed reliever is a priority for the Mets this offseason, but they are expected to have plenty of competition for Breslow. The 34-year-old is coming off a disappointing year, but he was very effective from 2008-2013. The Orioles are among the other clubs who have been linked to him this winter.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 05:03:00 PM

Roch Kubatko of reports that the Orioles are interested in Craig Breslow.

The O's are looking for a left-handed reliever to replace Andrew Miller, and it appears Breslow might be at the top of their wish list. They are likely to have some competition, as Rob Bradford of reported last week that Breslow was drawing "significant" interest.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 06:27:00 PM

Rob Bradford of WEEI reports that free agent reliever Craig Breslow is drawing "significant" interest.

His timetable is said to be tied to the rest of the reliever market, so nothing appears to be imminent. While Breslow is coming off a disappointing season, the southpaw had a 2.82 ERA from 2008-2013. There's nice bounceback potential if he's healthy.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 10:28:00 AM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Mets have shown interest in free agent reliever Craig Breslow.

The Mets are targeting a left-handed reliever this offseason, but aren't willing to pay the high price for Andrew Miller, so Breslow is a logical fit. The 34-year-old had a disappointing 5.96 ERA and 37/28 K/BB ratio over 54 1/3 innings with the Red Sox this season, but he has bounceback potential.
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 11:55:00 AM

Red Sox declined LHP Craig Breslow's $4 million option for 2015.

He'll receive a $100,000 buyout instead. Breslow had a disappointing 5.96 ERA this season after working his way back from a shoulder issue. However, he's been very effective in the past and should bounce back in 2015 as long as he's healthy.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 02:11:00 PM

Craig Breslow expects the Red Sox to decline his $4 million club option for 2015.

It doesn't take a big leap of logic to come to that conclusion, as Breslow posted an ugly 5.96 ERA and 37/28 K/BB ratio over 54 1/3 innings this season. Look for him to receive a $100,000 buyout and hit the free agent market.
Thu, Oct 23, 2014 05:35:00 PM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox have placed Craig Breslow and Kelly Johnson on revocable waivers.

As is the case with most all August waiver situations, a deal involving either player is unlikely. Breslow is making $3.825 million this season and has a $4 million club option for 2015. Johnson is earning $3 million this year and will be a free agent this winter.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 02:56:00 PM

Red Sox activated LHP Craig Breslow from the 15-day disabled list.

Breslow got a late start to the season while working his way back from a shoulder issue, but he made three rehab appearances without incident. He'll once again be a key part of the Red Sox' bullpen this season.
Wed, Apr 9, 2014 12:45:00 PM

Craig Breslow (shoulder) is likely to be activated Wednesday.

A previous report indicated that Breslow could be activated Monday, but he actually made a third rehab appearance with Triple-A Pawtucket instead. The southpaw will get the day off Tuesday before joining Boston's bullpen.
Tue, Apr 8, 2014 03:18:00 PM

Craig Breslow (shoulder) could be activated Monday.

Breslow made relief appearances on Thursday and Friday at Triple-A Pawtucket, reporting no issues with his shoulder. He'll get the day off Saturday and Sunday.
Sat, Apr 5, 2014 04:12:00 PM

Craig Breslow (shoulder) is scheduled to pitch at Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday and Friday.

If the back-to-back appearances go smoothly, he should be activated from the 15-day disabled list over the weekend. Breslow was sidelined for much of the spring with a shoulder injury. He posted a dominant 1.81 ERA in 59 2/3 innings last season for the Red Sox.
Mon, Mar 31, 2014 11:38:00 AM

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