Red Sox Designate Atchison For Assignment

The Red Sox designated Scott Atchison for assignment to make room for Mike Cameron, according to a team press release. Last night, it appeared that the Red Sox had designated Darnell McDonald for assignment to make room for Cameron, but the team changed its plans.

Jacoby Ellsbury has experienced soreness in his left side, so the team wanted to keep McDonald around, according to Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com (via Twitter). Atchison has options, so the DFA is 'procedural', writes Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com (via Twitter). For now, the Red Sox are not cutting ties with Atchison or McDonald.

The Red Sox signed Atchison to a one-year deal with two club options last winter. The 34-year-old righty has a 6.10 ERA in 10.1 innings this year, with 7.8 K/9 and 3.5 BB/9.


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9 Comments on "Red Sox Designate Atchison For Assignment"


fitz
5 years 2 months ago

deked

5 years 2 months ago

GOOD!

What a waste it would have been. Not only is he a great 4th OF he also still has 1 option remaing on his contract.

wolf9309
5 years 2 months ago

no he doesn’t

5 years 2 months ago

From what I’ve read here he does. The reason for DFAing him was because they needed to make room on the 40 man for Cameron. If they had used his one remaining option that wouldn’t have made room on the 40 man only the 25.

wolf9309
5 years 2 months ago

nope, he’s used up his 3 option years (2003, 2004, 2007). Cameron neven went off the 40 man roster- on the 15 day DL, they remain on the 40 man but their spot opens on the 25 man roster. To clear a spot on the 40 man, they have to go on the 60 day DL.

jwredsox
5 years 2 months ago

welcome back mcdonald.

Ian_Smell
5 years 2 months ago

Ba da ba ba ba… I’m lovin’ it.

wickedkevin
5 years 2 months ago

I love Darnell

ELPinchy
5 years 2 months ago

great just in time to SELL SELL SELL!