BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox have signed journeyman reliever Joe Nelson and minor league catcher Gustavo Molina to minor league deals that include spring training invitations.

The 35-year-old Nelson has played for five pro teams, including Boston in 2004 when he allowed five earned runs in 2.2 innings. Last season, Nelson went 3-0 with a 4.02 ERA for the Tampa Bay Rays before ending the year in the minors.

Nelson has a career 4.07 ERA with 13 saves and 145 strikeouts in 143.2 innings.

The 27-year-old Molina spent last season with the Washington Nationals’ Triple-A affiliate, hitting .209 with 24 RBI in 72 games.


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