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Chris Capuano signs with Red Sox, per reports

The Dodgers declined the left-hander's option on Oct. 31, making him a free agent.

Marc Serota

Chris Capuano has reportedly found a new home, agreeing to a one-year deal with the Red Sox, per Ron Chimelis of the Springfield Democrat. The contract, which is pending a physical, is worth $2.25 million guaranteed and has up to $2.75 million more in performance bonuses, per Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

The left-hander was born in West Springfield, Mass. and graduated from Cathedral High School in Springfield, a little over an hour away from Fenway Park. Capuano gives Boston rotation depth and insurance after Ryan Dempster announced last week that he would not pitch in 2014.

Capuano is the last of the 13 Dodgers free agents to decide on his 2014 location.

Capuano was 4-7 with a 4.26 ERA in 24 games for the Dodgers in 2013, including 20 starts. He struck out 81 and walked 24 in 105⅔ innings in a season marked by extremes.

The left-hander had eight starts of at least five innings allowing no more than one run, including five such starts with no runs allowed. But he also had seven starts with exactly five earned runs allowed, and had a nine-start streak from June 19 to Aug. 9 in which he allowed either zero or five earned runs, with nothing in between.

The 35-year-old made his postseason debut in Game 3 of the NLDS, pitching three scoreless innings in relief against the Braves to earn the victory.

Capuano made $6 million in 2013, the second season of a two-year contract signed before the 2012 season. He had a mutual option for $8 million for 2014 that the Dodgers declined on Oct. 31, instead paying Capuano a $1 million buyout.