Red Sox sign lefty Hill

BOSTON -- The Red Sox signed left-handed pitcher Rich Hill to a minor-league contract. He will report to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Hill, 30, was 4-3 with a 4.30 ERA in 23 games (four starts) with the Cardinals' Triple-A affiliate in Memphis this season. A native of Boston, Hill is 21-20 with a 4.87 ERA in 78 major league games over parts of five seasons with the Cubs and Orioles.