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Ex-Red Sox reliever Robbie Ross Jr. signs with the White Sox

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Ex-Red Sox reliever Robbie Ross Jr. signs with the White Sox

An ex-Red Sox reliever has finally found work.

Robbie Ross Jr., who opted for free agency after a 2017 season cut short by a series of injuries, has agreed to a minor-league contract with the White Sox. He'll join the team in spring training as a non-roster invitee.

Ross, now 28, pitched well for the Red Sox in 2015 and '16, and was regarded as their top left-handed reliever entering last season. But he got off to a slow start and was optioned to Pawtucket -- much to his surprise and chagrin -- in late April. By the end of May, he was placed on the disabled list because of inflammation in his throwing elbow, then underwent back surgery in late August. 

 

Jackie Bradley Jr. honored with standing ovation at South Carolina game

Jackie Bradley Jr. honored with standing ovation at South Carolina game

Jackie Bradley Jr. had a lot more to brag about in his latest trip back to his alma mater.

The Boston Red Sox outfielder is making the rounds this weekend at South Carolina, where he spent three years on the Gamecocks' baseball team.

His latest stop Saturday night: South Carolina's football game against Chattanooga, where the crowd at Williams-Brice Stadium gave the 2018 World Series champion a rousing ovation as he was introduced.

Bradley actually wasn't the only Boston athlete at the game; New England Patriots cornerback and fellow Gamecock Stephon Gilmore also joined JBJ on the sideline.

Bradley had an epic career in Columbia -- he was the Most Outstanding Player of the 2010 South Carolina team that won the College World Series -- but it's safe to say he raised the bar in Boston this year. The 28-year-old won his first Gold Glove award and was named the American League Championship Series MVP en route to earning a World Series ring.

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Steve Pearce celebrates his return to Red Sox all day on Twitter

Steve Pearce celebrates his return to Red Sox all day on Twitter

Think Steve Pearce is happy to be back with the Red Sox?

Check out the World Series MVP's Twitter feed today:

Pearce agreed to rejoin the Sox on Friday. He came to terms on a one-year deal at the relatively bargain price of $6.25 million (his same salary as last season). As was well-chronicled during the World Series, Pearce grew up a Red Sox fan in Florida. His father is from Rehoboth, Mass., and his brother is such a big Patriots fan he named his son Brady, but calls him Tommy.

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