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Details on Cameron's contract and likely role

Dec 16, 2009, 11:50 AM EDT

Mike Cameron is meeting the Boston media any second now and Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald sheds some light on his contract details and likely role with the Red Sox.
According to Silverman …
* Cameron has limited no-trade protection as part of his two-year, $15.5 million deal, which further shows that the Red Sox “have softened their anti-no-trade clause stance the past few years” with J.D. Drew, Mike Lowell, Daisuke Matsuzaka, and now Cameron.
* Despite some speculation that he could be used as a platoon player against left-handed pitching Cameron was signed to be an everyday starter. However, where he plays in the outfield is not set in stone and “he will play whatever position he’s asked to play, with manager Terry Francona making the call.”
* During his 15-year career Cameron has played 14,416 innings in center field compared to just 826 innings in right field and 3.2 innings in left field, but Silverman speculates that he could be used in left field if Jacoby Ellsbury isn’t traded and could be used occasionally in right field when Drew sits against lefties.

  1. TigerS Boy ToY - Dec 16, 2009 at 11:57 AM


  2. dcfan-1212450 - Dec 16, 2009 at 12:23 PM

    woah woah woah, I have heard nothing on the Red Sox even shopping Ellsbury, let alone trade him. where on earth did you get that notion?

  3. Eric Solomon - Dec 16, 2009 at 12:25 PM

    Question of position will be moot once the Sox trade Ellsbury and Bucholz to old pal Jed Hoyer at San Diego for Adrian Gonzales.

  4. riscifiguy - Dec 16, 2009 at 12:38 PM

    Of course Ellsbury is trade bait. His 1st contract is up after this coming year and his agent is the bigest scum bag since Atilla the Hun (Scott Boris).

  5. Brian D - Dec 16, 2009 at 12:40 PM

    Ellsbury to San Diego in the Adrian Gonzalez trade. That’s where the Ellsbury trade rumors are coming from. Hey, you have to give a little to get a little. I love Ellsbury but a guy who can post numbers like 45 HR’s and 125 RBI’s, well maybe Jacoby is not untouchable.

  6. Church of the Perpetually Outraged - Dec 16, 2009 at 12:59 PM

    It’ll take a little more than Ellsbury and the laptop klepto for Gonzalez though. But it does bring up another problem in that you no longer have a LF (assuming Cameron plays CF).

  7. mick-7-1961 - Dec 16, 2009 at 1:33 PM

    Cameron is a great pick up for the Sox….way above average fielder, good bat with power…I can’t believe the Mariners ever let this gem get away.

  8. Riiiight - Dec 16, 2009 at 1:36 PM

    You’re a Douche Bag….

  9. capesox - Dec 16, 2009 at 1:48 PM

    If Sammydiego will take Bucholtz & Ellsbury for Adrian, I’ll drive them both to the frikkin’ airport myself !!!!!!!!

  10. AJ Gallo - Dec 16, 2009 at 4:00 PM

    If the Red Sox pull off that trade with Sandy Eggo for Gonzalez, then the Yankees and Red Sox will be in pretty good position to have some fun times in their battles this upcoming season. I look forward to it. Go Yankees!

  11. YANKEES-GODS TEAM - Dec 16, 2009 at 4:05 PM

    Morons run and own the RedMenstraulSox. But thats good for the Yankees to win #28 this year. Cameron is in worse shape than Mannyretard was. But since most Boston fans are drunk most of the time will it really matter.

  12. mick-7-1961 - Dec 16, 2009 at 4:23 PM

    As much as I agree w/your statement about the Yanks winning #28, Yankees-Gods Team, if Mike Cameron turn up at spring training in great or good shape, he will be a force to be reckoned with.

  13. steelheader1 - Dec 16, 2009 at 8:52 PM

    Surprised that Red Sox signing Cameron. A nice guy, played for Seattle for 4 years with a modest bat average of .250, lots of strikeouts and poor post season bat averages around .110, few runs, etc. Good outfielder but certainly not one that will compliment or fill a vacant need. Past his prime but maybe the Boston dugout will revitalize him.

  14. Merryl - Dec 16, 2009 at 10:48 PM

    Yankees-Gods Team….Blow it out your a–!!!

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