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Red Sox sign reliever Matt Barnes to 2-year deal

July 11, 2021 GMT
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Boston Red Sox pitcher Matt Barnes (32) delivers against the Oakland Athletics during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 4, 2021, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)
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Boston Red Sox pitcher Matt Barnes (32) delivers against the Oakland Athletics during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 4, 2021, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)

BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox signed reliever Matt Barnes to a two-year deal that runs through the 2023 season, the club said Sunday.

The 31-year-old Barnes is 4-2 with a 2.68 ERA and has 19 saves for the Red Sox in 23 opportunities this season. He was one of five Boston players selected for the All-Star Game. It will be his first All-Star appearance.

Barnes has spent his entire career with Boston, which selected him No. 19 overall in the 2011 draft from UConn.

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