Scott Schoeneweis Signs Minor-League Deal With Red Sox
Boston also released Brian Shouse, so Schoeneweis should have a decent shot at making the roster as the last lefty in the bullpen. His direct competition for that spot is likely Alan Embree, who falls into the same "over 35 with middling recent results but still left-handed and thus in camp with a shot at making the roster" classification as Schoeneweis.
Before being cut by the Brewers, Schoeneweis had a 7.71 ERA in seven spring appearances (all an inning long), but perhaps more importantly he had 10 strikeouts and just two walks while giving up seven hits.
That's a pretty good spring, especially from a pitcher who struggled badly last season after his wife's unexpected death last May. Embree also recently signed a minor-league deal with the Sox and has yet to appear in a Grapefruit League game for them this spring. He's 40 years old now and coming off of two sub-par seasons (one with Oakland and one with Colorado), but the organization's familiarity with him (he was with the Sox from 2002-2005) may give him the inside track.