The Boston Red Sox today purchased the contract of right-handed pitcher Hector Velazquez from the Piratas de Campeche of the Mexican League. The deal is pending a physical. President of Baseball Operations David Dombrowski made the announcement. Velazquez, 28, most recently pitched for the Mayos de Navojoa in the Mexican Pacific Winter League. In 14 appearances with the club, all starts, he was 9-3 with a 2.32 ERA (22 ER/85.1 IP) and 87 strikeouts. He made five scoreless starts of at least 5.0 innings, and in his final four outings from December 9-27, he posted a 1.71 ERA (5 ER/26.1 IP) with 22 strikeouts against two walks.
* first-half division winner $ first-half Wild Card winner @ clinched playoff # clinched division & clinched Wild Card