The Boston Red Sox officially lost a veteran option out of their bullpen Monday night, as free agent reliever Adam Ottavino signed a one-year, $4 million deal with the New York Mets.
Acquired in a rare Red Sox-Yankees trade, the 36-year-old Ottavino spent the 2021 season with the Red Sox, and emerged as a go-to piece of Alex Cora’s bullpen with a Boston-high 69 appearances.
Utilized in a variety of roles for the Sox, Ottavino posted a 7-3 record, and totaled 11 saves, to go with a 4.21 ERA and 71 strikeouts over 62 innings of work with Boston in 2021. The veteran righty held batters to a .219 batting average, and was relatively effective against lefties, as not a single lefty took him deep in 101 at-bats.
Ottavino also appeared in five games during Boston’s postseason run, and posted a 2.25 ERA with three strikeouts and one hold in four innings of work.