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The Red Sox designate Alan Embree for assignment

May 1, 2010, 11:43 AM EDT

alan embree headshot athletics.jpgThat was quick.

Two days after calling up the venerable (query: can you be “venerable” if you’re simply old, or do you have to be good and old?) Alan Embree was designated for assignment by the Red Sox in order to make room  for Daisuke Matsuzaka.

Embree did not appear in a game. He had a 3.68 ERA in 7 1/3
innings for the Pawtucket before his call-up, but given the presence of Scott Schoeneweis — who has a 3.72 ERA with eight strikeouts in 9.2 innings pitched this season — Embree didn’t appear to have a role.

Dude’s a lefty, and lefties are harder to defeat than the zombie apocalypse, so it wouldn’t shock me if someone else took a chance on him before the season is out.

  1. Nasty Boy - May 1, 2010 at 7:03 PM

    Another move from the blosux that didn’t work . Plenty more of that to come . Theo’s a genius !

  2. justin - May 2, 2010 at 10:44 AM

    Great move , they cut one bum(Embree) and bring in another(Dice-k) . That vaunted pitching of theirs has the AL east scared shitless . Last night shocked me, I thought they would at least get a couple starts out of Dice-k before the teams caught up with him . I guess they got confused between run prevention and run explosion . They’re worst than I thought they would be . The standings this AM might be where they end up at seasons end . One can only hope .

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