Toronto, Canada – BOSTON (Reuters) - The Boston Red Sox have made a double splash in the free agent market by signing former Los Angeles Angels starter John Lackey and outfielder Mike Cameron, Major League Baseball website mlb.com reported Tuesday.
Right-hander Lackey agreed to a deal reported to be worth $82.5 million over five years, according to local media.
The 31-year-old Lackey went 11-8 with a 3.83 ERA last season and threw 7 1/3 shutout innings in the Angels' opening game win against the Red Sox in the AL Division playoff series.
The best season for Lackey, who amassed a career record of 102-71 for the Angels, was in 2007 when he posted a 19-9 mark with a 3.01 earned run average.
Cameron, who played the last two seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers, is expected to receive more than $16 million for his two-year contract and ease the anticipated loss of free agent outfielder Jason Bay.
Last season Cameron, a highly regarded fielder who turns 37 in January, hit .250 with 24 home runs and 70 RBI. He has also played for the White Sox, Reds, Mariners, Mets and Padres.
(Writing by Larry Fine in New York, Editing by Greg Stutchbury)