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Kevin Millwood leaves Red Sox organization

Aug 7, 2011, 9:41 AM EDT

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According to Maureen Mullen of, veteran right-hander Kevin Millwood cleaned out his locker at Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday and has suddenly left the Red Sox organization.

Millwood signed a minor league contract with Boston in the middle of May after opting out of a similar pact with the Yankees. He was hoping that the Red Sox would allow him quicker passage to the major leagues, but May turned to June and June turned to July. And now it’s August. Still no promotion.

Millwood, 36, will likely aim to sign another minor league deal with a different team. He has posted a 4.32 ERA and 76/31 K/BB ratio in 89 2/3 innings this year in the minors, primarily at the Triple-A level.

Millwood finished 4-16 with a 5.10 ERA and 1.51 WHIP over 31 starts for the Orioles last season.

  1. joeflaccosunibrow - Aug 7, 2011 at 10:42 AM

    Ironically, the Orioles need starting pitching.

    • sneschalmers - Aug 7, 2011 at 10:53 AM

      Or any pitching, really.

    • banksatdixie - Aug 7, 2011 at 1:04 PM

      Why? Is Buck’s BP arm sore?

    • professor59 - Aug 8, 2011 at 10:38 AM

      No they don’t. They acquired win machine Jojo Reyes! It’s a cruise to the pennant now.

  2. dirtyharry1971 - Aug 7, 2011 at 12:02 PM

    very sad day in the “little nation” today, personallly im stunned by this news

    • pisano - Aug 7, 2011 at 2:37 PM

      Truth be known the Sox probably paid his broke down ass to leave.

  3. humanexcrement - Aug 8, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    If your career is on the verge of ending and you are trying to squeeze out one more year as a fifth starter, why would you go to two of the top three teams in baseball? Wouldn’t you go somewhere like San Diego or Florida, a team with an outside chance at mediocrity but a much higher chance of cracking the big league roster and maybe get flipped to a contender later on? Either way, it doesn’t matter, the fat fuck can’t even pitch effectively at AAA anymore. So long, Mr. Millwood. Nice knowin’ ya. You helped me win my fantasy league back in 2000. That was when I traded you to some schmuck for David Wells.

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