Red Sox sign pitcher who contributed to a big-league no-hitter

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The Red Sox are inviting an intriguing arm to major league spring training.

The team announced that 32-year-old right-handed pitcher Taylor Cole will be participating in the Red Sox' Grapefruit League action after missing the entire 2021 season.

Cole has pitched in 57 big-league games between both the Blue Jays and Angels, making eight starts (none going more than two innings). His most notable appearance came when the former BYU product contributed to a combined no-hitter for Los Angeles.

Cole pitched for the first time since 2019 this winter, turning in 8 2/3 innings for Licey in the Dominican Winter League (2.08 ERA). His absence in 2021 was due to shoulder surgery in Aug. 2020.

Cole joins pitchers Michael Feliz and Zack Kelly, along with outfielders Rob Refsnyder and Christin Stewart as the list of non-roster players currently invited to big league camp.