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Schoeneweis earns job in Red Sox' bullpen

Apr 1, 2010, 9:28 PM EDT

schoenweis skinny headshot.JPGIn somewhat shocking news, the Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham reports that 36-year-old left-hander Scott Schoeneweis has been awarded the final spot in Boston’s Opening Day bullpen. 

Schoeneweis was signed to a minor league contract only a few days ago and managed to beat out 35-year-old right-hander Joe Nelson for the role.  He allowed seven hits and six earned runs in seven innings while in Brewers camp earlier this spring, and was upset when given his release last week because he thought the death of his wife last year had something to do with the decision.  The Red Sox obviously believe he still has something left.

The lefty allowed 11 earned runs in nine innings last season as a middle reliever for the Diamondbacks.

  1. Andrew - Apr 1, 2010 at 9:35 PM

    Glad to see SS find another job even if it’s with the red sox. While his numbers are never pretty he is a very good LOOGY but ends up being used in other situations which inflate his numbers.

  2. Old Gator - Apr 1, 2010 at 11:23 PM

    Whereas I don’t want to pile on a guy who’s had more than his share of heartache, fact is that Joe Nelson is the better pitcher. Boy, do I hope the Feesh wise up and grab him back; the bullpen reeeeeely needs help.

  3. Nasty Boy - Apr 1, 2010 at 11:34 PM

    Gator, I agree with you , this guy needs a hand from someone. This is the state of their pitching. I think their running scared in the bullpen, and their starting pitching is a little suspect, but I’m happy for Scott, he was once very highly thought of property of the Angels. Good Luck to him.

  4. Big Harold - Apr 1, 2010 at 11:43 PM

    Schoeneweis makes the cut, .. so much for run prevention. This has “low risk high reward” written all over it. And, we all know how that worked out. I hope the Nation is ready for third place, .. with the Jays nipping at their heels.

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