Red Sox sign local player as another undrafted free agent

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By WEEI 93.7

The Red Sox have added another two prospects to their list of signed undrafted free agents, with one of them getting a chance to join his hometown team.

The team announced it has signed right-handed pitchers Nate Tellier of UMass-Dartmouth) and Joey Stock of St. John's University.

Tellier, who hails from Attleboro, entered the 2020 season as the fourth-ranked Division 3 prospect according to PerfectGame.org. While he stood out at the plate during his shortened senior season, hitting .463 in 10 games, he is being viewed as a pitcher heading into his professional career. This year Tellier appeared in four games (5 innings), allowing just one run. That comes after a 2019 season in which he struck out 36 in 27 innings, finishing with an ERA of 2.00.

Under this year's rules, no undrafted free agent is allowed to merit a signing bonus of more than $20,000, with the MLB Draft having gone just five rounds.

For more on another undrafted Red Sox free-agent Cuba Bess, click here.