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Red Sox sign Chris Capuano

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Red Sox have signed lefthander Chris Capuano to a one-year contract worth $2.25 million. An announcement is expected later today or on Friday.

The deal includes incentives worth a possible $2.75 million. Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington indicated that the team was close to a move that would bolster its pitching depth.

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A 35-year-old native of West Springfield, Capuano was 4-7 with a 4.26 earned run average in 24 appearances (20 starts) for the Dodgers last season. He is 73-83 with a 4.27 ERA over parts of nine seasons.

Capuano started against the Red Sox on Aug. 25 at Dodger Stadium and took the loss. He lasted five innings, giving up three runs [two earned] on six hits.

Capuano has never pitched for an American League team in his career. He 9-8 with a 4.78 ERA in 24 interleague appearances. He had a 5.33 ERA in five starts against American League teams last season.

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Capuano has made only 29 career relief appearances but has a 3.42 ERA coming out of the bullpen.

The departure of Ryan Dempster last weekend created the need for a veteran starter to provide rotation depth. Once Dempster is placed on the restricted list, the Sox will have room on the 40-man roster for Capuano.

After a Globe report that the deal was imminent, the Springfield Republican reported the completed contract with CBS Sports providing details on the deal.

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