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Report: Red Sox, pitcher James Paxton agree on free agent contract

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The Boston Red Sox have added another pitcher in MLB free agency.

Sportsnet's Chad Dey reported Wednesday morning that the Red Sox and left-hander James Paxton have reached an agreement on a contract.

ESPN's Jeff Passan reported it's a one-year deal worth $10 million that also includes a two-year club option.

Paxton made one start for the Seattle Mariners in 2021 before undergoing Tommy John surgery in April. It's not known when he will be available to return to game action in 2022. 

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His last full season came in 2019 when he went 15-6 with a 3.82 ERA, 186 strikeouts and 55 walks over 150 2/3 innings with the New York Yankees.

The Red Sox have been pretty quiet this offseason. Their only other notable addition in free agency was a one-year deal with veteran pitcher Michael Wacha.

The CBA between the league and MLBPA expires at 12:01 a.m. ET Thursday. Once it expires, teams won't be able to sign players until a new CBA is reached.