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Red Sox release John Maine from minor-league deal

May 10, 2012, 2:44 PM EST

John Maine

In what might be the end of the line for John Maine, the Red Sox released the oft-injured right-hander after signing him to a minor-league contract in January.

Maine never actually appeared in a minor-league game for the Red Sox, as more shoulder problems derailed his comeback attempt. He also had a 7.43 ERA in 11 starts at Triple-A for the Rockies’ affiliate last season.

When healthy Maine was a solid mid-rotation starter, throwing 502 innings with a 4.01 ERA for the Mets from 2006-2009, but he’s topped 140 innings in a big-league season just once and might be finished at age 32.

  1. krbtx - May 10, 2012 at 5:33 PM

    as a Mets fan, all i have to say is, “vaya con Dios”

  2. tsi431 - May 11, 2012 at 7:25 AM

    As a Mets fan, I have to say, “Want to start every 5th day?”. We have an opening.

  3. pisano - May 11, 2012 at 8:56 AM

    I don’t understand, that era is right up there with the rest of that rotation.

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