January 22, 2008
BOSTON (AP) -- The World Series champion Boston Red Sox added insurance for their bullpen Tuesday, agreeing to minor league contracts with right-handers Dan Kolb and Dan Miceli.
Kolb would get $650,000 if he's added to the major league roster and $78,000 in the minors. Miceli would make $650,000 in the big leagues and $84,000 in the minors.
Both pitchers can earn performance bonuses as well.
Kolb was an NL All-Star with Milwaukee in 2004, when he saved 39 games with a 2.98 ERA. He appeared in three games last year for Pittsburgh, pitching three innings.
Miceli's last stint in the majors was with Tampa Bay in 2006, when he went 1-2 with a 3.94 ERA and four saves in 33 relief appearances. He is 43-52 with a 4.48 ERA and 39 saves in 14 major league seasons.