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Danny Kirwin signs with Red Sox

Ballers' Kirwin Signs with Boston

The Oakland Ballers have sold the contract of RHP Danny Kirwin to the Boston Red Sox. Kirwin has signed a minor league deal with Boston, pending a physical.
Kirwin, who joined Oakland as a free agent this offseason in December, becomes the first Ballers player to have his contract purchased by a major league club. He was expected to compete for a role in the starting rotation coming into Spring Training with the Ballers in May.
Kirwin had this to say on his signing:
"I am blessed to sign with the Boston Red Sox! Wishing Oakland the best of luck this summer, Go Ballers!"
Kirwin was a five-year pitcher at Rider University in New Jersey where he was a reliver and closer. In 2023, he registered 14 saves (3rd most nationally) in 25 appearances while striking out 67 in 50.1 innings. He was named a Third-Team All American by both ABCA/Rawlings and Collegiate Baseball. He was also MAAC Reliever of the Year.
"So many players these days like Danny are guys that would have been drafted and been in a system somewhere had the draft not been shortened to 20 rounds. He worked his butt off this offseason now is on his way to where he deserves to be and I couldn't be happier for him."
- Micah Franklin, Ballers Manager
"This is like a mini championship day for us. To develop the best player program in the MLB Partner League system, it starts by recruiting players of high quality like Danny and then doing the most we can as a club to support them and promote them. This is such a positive result for Danny and a great way for us to start the season."
- Tyler Petersen, Ballers Assistant General Manager
As a part of the team's ongoing commitment to build alongside the community, the Ballers plan to donate a portion from each player signing to local charities.
The Ballers now have 30 players under contract going into the club's Spring Training starting on May 13. Individual tickets for Opening Day are on sale in addition to Ballers 12 Packs. For more information on the Oakland Ballers visit our website at