Not a lot to get excited about here as shoulder injuries have decimated Maine’s career. He is now 31 and hasn’t even come close to pitching a full season in the majors since 2008 and has never managed 200 innings even once in his career. Since leaving the Mets after the 2010 season, he has bounced around from the Rockies organization to the Red Sox, who released him two weeks ago after they signed him in January.
Last season he managed to pitch 46 innings in Triple-A for the Rockies. He had a 7.43 ERA, a 6.8 K/9, and a 7.2 BB/9. People like low-risk/high-reward types, but it doesn’t seem like there is any possibility for reward here at all. Instead, at best they’ll have somebody to pitch some innings down in the minors.