Sox sign Nick Punto

Punto will fill Jed Lowrie's role as infield super-sub

The Sox continued their flurry of moves today by agreeing to terms with IF Nick Punto.  Punto will likely take Jed Lowrie’s spot as utility infielder and would be able to back up Adrian Gonzalez at first base if necessary .  Punto played for the Cardinals’ World Series team last year after spending 7 seasons with the Twins.  Punto has a career line of .249 avg./.325 obp/.652 ops but posted a .278 avg/.388 obp/.809 ops last season with the Cardinals.  Punto has a track record of being a hard-nosed player and clubhouse leader and seems to fit the mold of the kind of guy that they would need to fill the clubhouse with following the debacle of last year.  The deal is for 3 million over 2 years.  Punto is 34 years old and will be entering his 10th season in the majors next year.

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