Red Sox agree to terms with 16 players

The Boston Red Sox today announced that the club has agreed to terms with 16 players on the Major League roster on one-year contracts for the 2012 season. No further terms were disclosed.

The announcement was made by Executive Vice President/General Manager Ben Cherington.

Agreeing to terms were pitchers Michael Bowden, Drake Britton, Chris Carpenter, Felix Doubront, Mark Melancon, Clayton Mortensen, Stolmy Pimentel and Junichi Tazawa; catchers Luis Exposito and Ryan Lavarnway; infielders Lars Anderson, Will Middlebrooks and Oscar Tejeda; and outfielders Ryan Kalish, Che-Hsuan Lin and Darnell McDonald.

With the agreements, all 40 players on Boston’s Major League roster are under contract for the 2012 season.