The Mayor signed a 1 year $700,000 contract with the Sox. Honestly I have no idea why, we have Youk and Ortiz, kept Mike Lowell at third only thing I can see is packaging him in a trade or is this a sign that things may not be good with the first baseman...but anyway Casey hit. 296 in 143 games last season with Detroit. He is a career .301 hitter in 11 major league seasons. He broke in with the Cincinnati Reds in 1997. The Sox who have had their name in more rumors than Lindsey Lohan finally made an offseason acquisition. But needless to say the Red Sox hot stove is becoming relatively lukewarm.