JEWISH BASEBALL NEWS — Fresh from being jettisoned by the Milwaukee Brewers, pitcher Scott Schoeneweis has signed on with the Boston Red Sox. The 36-year-old lefty was given the final spot in the team’s bullpen.

From ML

“You know, the cliché of things happening for a reason or whatever, this could turn out to be a really excellent situation,” Schoeneweis told “Like I said, my mom is from Newton (Mass.). I grew up going to Fenway. I’ve always pitched well there. It’s a special place. If anyone asks me what my favorite place to play is, I don’t even blink an eye — that’s what it is. I’m excited. This is exciting for me.”

Boston will be Schoeneweis’ sixth MLB team in an 11-year career, during which he has assembled a 46-and-57 record and 4.97 ERA. Schoeneweis was a starting pitcher during much of the first half of his career but became a full-time reliever in 2005 with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Schoeneweis’ signing makes him the second Jewish player on the Red Sox’s 25-man roster, after All-Star first baseman Kevin Youkilis.

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