Uehara to Red Sox, four agree to Minor League contracts.
The Red Sox have landed pitcher Koji Uehara on a one-year deal. The Rangers had interest in re-signing him.
The Rangers have signed four players to Minor League contracts with an invitation to big league camp: first baseman Brandon Allen, and pitchers Jacob Brigham, Evan Meek and Randy Wells.
Allen played in ten games for the Rays and Athletics last year and has played in 116 Major Leagues in 2009-12, hitting .203 with 12 home runs, 41 RBI and a .375 slugging percentage in 389 plate appearances.
Meek, a right-handed reliever, had a 6.75 ERA in 12 games for the Pirates last season and is 7-7 with a 3.34 ERA in 156 career games from 2008-12. He has spent his entire career with the Pirates. He had a 2.14 ERA in 70 games for the Pirates in 2010 before coming down with shoulder tendinitis the following season.
Wells, another righthander, was 1-2 with a 5.34 ERA in 12 games for the Cubs in 2012 and is 28-32 with a 5.34 ERA in 98 games, including 86 starts, over his five-year Major League career.
Brigham was re-signed to a Minor League contract after being non-tendered last week. He was 5-7 with a 4.72 ERA in 23 starts at Double A this past season. The Rangers traded him to the Cubs for catcher Geovany Soto on July 30 and re-acquired him last month.