Former Diamondbacks closer Matt Mantei (above) signed a one-year contract with the Red Sox yesterday worth $750,000, pending the results of a physical (presumably, his).

Free Agent P Pedro Martinez met briefly with Boston owner John Henry and club president Larry Lucchino on Wednesday at Santo Domingo’s airport. We can only hope said meeting took place beyond security check points and not before, as everyone knows there’s nowhere decent to sit down and get coffee until you’ve been searched.