Mirabelli agrees to return to Red Sox as backup

Updated: January 11, 2008, 8:10 PM ET
Associated Press

BOSTON -- The Red Sox have agreed to terms with Doug Mirabelli on a deal that would bring him back for another season as their backup catcher and the designated battery-mate of knuckleballer Tim Wakefield.

The deal is pending a physical, a baseball official with knowledge of the agreement said Friday. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the contract had not been finalized.

Mirabelli will get a $550,000 base salary. He can make $275,000 more in roster bonuses, ...

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