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Red Sox Sign Billy Buckner (No, Not That One)

Billy Buckner (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images North America)

On October 25, 1986, Bill Buckner committed an error in the 10th inning of Game 6 of the World Series, allowing the Mets to win the game and eventually the series. The lives for anyone named Bill Buckner, including the Red Sox first baseman, changed forever.

This is especially true for Billy Buckner (born August 1983), considering he also plays in Major League Baseball. This Billy Buckner is a 28-year-old right-handed pitcher, and is the newest member of the Red Sox.

The team signed Billy Buckner to a minor-league deal on Friday.

Billy Buckner, who is not at all related to Bill Buckner, spent one year with the Royals and three years with the Diamondbacks, going 6-11 with a 6.25 ERA in his career. He spent last season in the Rockies organization.

The Sox also signed righty Garrett Mock to a minor league deal.

Both players will report to minor league camp.

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