According to Baseball America's Matt Eddy, the Red Sox have re-signed knuckleballer Charlie Haeger to a minor-league deal. Haeger was with the Red Sox in 2012 until they cut him prior to spring training, and he spent the season recovering from Tommy John surgery. Now, just short of one year after the procedure, he's back with the organization that last had him.

Haeger hasn't pitched in the majors since 2010, when he tossed 30 innings of awful baseball with the Dodgers. In his time with the Mariners Triple-A affiliate in 2011, Haeger was once again a mess, allowing a 7.74 ERA in nine starts. After coming to Boston, though, and heading for Double-A Portland, the 27-year-old pitched very well, with 49 strikeouts against 22 walks and a 3.24 ERA in 50 innings. Such is the life of a potential knuckler.