Paul McAnulty's days as a Padres prospect are over.
The Red Sox have signed the 27-year-old McAnulty to a minor league contract for 2007 with an invitation to their spring training camp.
McAnulty spent seven seasons in the Padres system after signing as a 12th-round draft pick out of Long Beach State in 2002. He had cameos with the major league team each of the past four seasons with mis most extensive audition coming at the start of last year.
But McAnulty hit just .207 last year, going 28-for-135 with three homers and 13 RBI before being outrighted to Triple A Portland. He also struggled in left field.
In 124 career major league games, McAnulty hit .208 with five homers and eight RBI. But he was a .300 hitter over parts of four seasons with Triple-A Portland.
"2007" must be a typo.