Red Sox ink Ogando to 1-year deal

Boston, MA ( - The Boston Red Sox signed pitcher Alexi Ogando to a one-year contract on Friday.

Ogando, 31, went 2-3 with a 6.84 ERA over 27 relief appearances last season with Texas before right elbow inflammation ended his season in June.

The right-hander, who was an All-Star in 2011, has compiled a 28-16 record with a 3.35 ERA over 183 games (48 starts) in five seasons with the Rangers.

To make room for Ogando on the 40-man roster, Boston designated pitcher Drake Britton for assignment.