Red Sox sign long reliever Cooper Criswell to one-year deal

BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox signed right-hander Cooper Criswell to a one-year deal, bringing in the former Rays long reliever as a potential arm for the bullpen or rotation.

Criswell, 27, made 10 relief appearances for the Rays last season, including four outings of at least four innings. He was 1-1 with a 5.73 ERA.

Criswell also made one major league appearance in each of the two previous seasons.