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Red Sox sign Luke Montz


In need of some catching depth, the Boston Red Sox signed 31-year-old catcher Luke Montz.

Recovering from shoulder surgery, Montz was limited to just 14 games last season in rookie ball as he rehabilitated his injury.

Montz will head to Boston with some big league experience as he played for the Washington Nationals in 2008 and the Oakland Athletics in 2013. He is 8-for-49 hitting in his big league career and has also played first base in addition to catching.

Montz who is not exactly known for collecting hits is a career .238 Minor League hitter in 972 big league games and has clubbed 153 home runs.

In 2015, Montz could have three things happen to him. First of all, he could start the season on the Disabled List, only to come off when the Paw Sox need someone to fill in. Second, he could be the starting catcher for the Portland Sea Dogs for the entire season. Third and least likely, he could be released before the end of Spring Training which does not seem likely because the Red Sox could use all the catching depth they can get.

Definitely a good depth move by Boston here, as Montz adds another catching body to the Red Sox organization.

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