Australian pitcher signs with Red Sox

Canberra pitcher Brad Inglis has signed with the Boston Red Sox of the MLB.

Inglis had offers elsewhere in the MLB, however he was lured to the Boston outfit by his friend Jon Deeble, who is both the coach of the Australian baseball side as well as a global scout for the Red Sox.

While the move abroad is a dream come true for the 18-year-old, he is under no illusions as to the work that lies ahead if he is to become a success in the MLB.

“I’m prepared for it. They’ve said it’s going to be hot and hard, so I’m looking forward to it, it’s a new experience,” he said.

“I don’t care what I have to go through as long as I’m playing professional ball I’ll give it my all.

“Looking forward to 2020 to see if I can make that Olympic side, so that’s a future goal, and then just work my way up to the Major Leagues.”

When his visa is approved, Inglis will fly to Fort Myers in Florida next month for spring training and expects to be stationed in the Gulf Coast League.