The Boston Red Sox have announced that they have signed Carlos Silva, among 11 other minor league free-agents.
Silva, 32, is best known for the four-year, $48 million deal he signed with the Seattle Mariners in 2007 which quickly became considered the worst contract in baseball by many. From 2008-2010 Silva failed to post an ERA below 4.22, and was the loser of 24 games.
In 2011, Silva spent the entirety of the season playing for the Yankees minor league farm teams. In seven starts between all levels, Silva posted a 2-1 record with a 2.75 ERA. The Red Sox also signed Brandon Duckworth, Charlie Haeger, Will Inman, Doug Mathis, Tony Pena, Chorye Spoone, Jesse Carlson, Rich Hill, Justin Thomas, Pedro Ciriaco, and Nate Spears.