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Reliever Manny Delcarmen signs with Rangers

Jun 2, 2011, 6:25 PM EDT

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A day after requesting and receiving his release from the Mariners, former Red Sox reliever Manny Delcarmen signed with the Rangers on Thursday.  It’s his fourth organization in the last year.

Delcarmen, who was traded from Boston to Colorado last summer, had a 5.14 ERA and a 23/12 K/BB ratio in 28 innings for Triple-A Tacoma after failing to make the Mariners out of spring training.  He’ll join the Rangers’ Triple-A Round Rock affiliate.

It’s been a tough go for Delcarmen, who was once often sought-after in trade talks and looked at as a potential closer.  His command was never great, and with his velocity down, he’s no longer able to get ahead of hitters and attempt to put them away with his plus curve.  He may well be done at age 29.


  1. Utley's Hair - Jun 2, 2011 at 7:30 PM

    Matthew, this is going to be one of your “X years ago today” events in the future, isn’t it?

    • Matthew Pouliot - Jun 2, 2011 at 7:33 PM

      It was the biggest story Craig and Aaron left for me 😦

      • Utley's Hair - Jun 2, 2011 at 8:09 PM

        The Man keeping you down. Remember this when Boss Appreciation Day rolls around.

      • drmonkeyarmy - Jun 2, 2011 at 8:43 PM

        Craig does seem to cherry pick the good stories for himself. Well, maybe somebody will strain a hamstring tonight and you can report on that. Better yet somebody in the “best shape of their life” will pull an oblique. Then you can steal Craig’s thunder because you know he is waiting for that story.

      • jwbiii - Jun 2, 2011 at 9:21 PM

        To be fair, Aaron totally nailed the Peter Moylan/Little Black Dress story.

      • Matthew Pouliot - Jun 2, 2011 at 9:35 PM

        Please. Aaron doesn’t even know a Vera Wang from a Chien-Ming Wang.

      • Utley's Hair - Jun 2, 2011 at 10:03 PM

        I’ll bet Aaron has one of those hanging in his closet. With matching stilettos. In fact, he may have lent the dress to Moylan.

        Matthew, I hope a Luke Scott questioning the underratedness and birthplace of apple pie story falls in your lap.

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