Sox ink Timlin for one last hurrah

Gordon Edes confirms it; the Sox have extended the 42-year old-to-be Mike Timlin for what looks to be his last season at $3M. Timlin is definitely not the pitcher he has been the last few seasons, but he ended the season on a strong note (2.64 ERA in 30 1/3 innings) and deserves another shot. I don’t view him as a seventh or eighth inning option anymore, not with Manny Delcarmen and Hideki Okajima around and the Sox looking to add one more setup guy, but he’s still a valuable contributor and team leader in the bullpen.

The Sox can easily afford this contract, so I like the deal. Welcome back, Mike.


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