Boggs Signs with Chicago

After a tumultuous 2013 season which saw him traded from St. Louis to Colorado, reliever Mitchell Boggs has signed a 1-year deal with the Chicago White Sox.

A key part of the bullpen in 2012, Boggs led the National League in holds but when the Cardinals moved the right-hander to the closer role last season after Jason Motte was hurt, he struggled.

A stand-up guy throughout the ordeal–at one point describing the situation as the worst of his baseball career, Mitchell allowed 18 earned runs in 14.2 innings pitched and wound up being dealt to Colorado in exchange for international bonus slot money.

Boggs finished the season in somewhat better fashion–as a September call-up for the Rockies he held opponents scoreless in five of his seven appearances. He remains arbitration eligible following the 2014 season.

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