Red Sox Designate Schoeneweis For Assignment

The Red Sox designated Scott Schoeneweis for assignment, according to Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe (via Twitter). In 13.2 innings with the Red Sox this year, the 36-year-old lefty posted a 7.90 ERA with 8.6 K/9 and 6.6 BB/9.

The Red Sox signed Schoeneweis not long after the Brewers released him this spring. Earlier in the month, Daniel Barbarisi of the Providence Journal wondered if Boof Bonser could take Schoeneweis' roster spot at some point soon. Now, Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald wonders (via Twitter) if the Red Sox will call on an infielder. Schoeneweis' average fastball was 87 mph so far this year, the slowest it has been clocked at in recent years.

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  1. Yankees10 5 years ago

    I think it might be best for him to retire. He hasnt been the same since his wife died

    • 04Forever 5 years ago

      i guess so, i still feel for him though. he was brave to try to deal with it and keep pitching.

  2. redsox4120 5 years ago

    This move should have been made a while ago

    • More specifically, not the day before the first anniversary of his wife’s death.

      • joshamaral 5 years ago

        Yes, I’m sure the Red Sox have a calendar with all dramatic/important dates in every player’s lives to ensure that they don’t make a roster move involving them.

        It’s a business. Cruel, but a business.

        • 04Forever 5 years ago


        • vtadave 5 years ago

          Dude, that’s rough…bad day?

        • Baseball is a business of entertainment. How the team is perceived by fans (as well as prospective players) certainly does have an impact on their success. Teams make special considerations for players all the time and i’ll be absolutely astonished if there’s a single “dramatic/important date” for anyone on the 40 man as meaningful as the FIRST anniversary of his wifes death will be.

          Either way, he should have been released earlier. He’s been horrible this year and there are better arms in Pawtucket. Also, it’s not like tennis elbow is the kind of injury that pops up abruptly. If they had even the slightest inkling that a move was going to be made (and it’s obvious he’d be the odd man out) then they certainly could have planned ahead.

  3. jgmaynard 5 years ago

    I don’t think his DFA is much of a surprise. If they do bring in a reserve outfielder, that could allow them to release Bill Hall to make room when Ellsbury and Cameron come back (one more move down would be needed). Just a thought.

  4. joshamaral 5 years ago

    They’re bringing an infielder up from Pawtucket, as Scutaro is battling a sore non-throwing elbow.

    After he’s healthy, they’ll likely bring up Atchison or maybe Bonser if he’s right. Adding Nelson in Beckett’s spot gives them the same amount of bullpen depth for the time being.

    It’s unlikely Hall goes anywhere. They like his (somewhat) versatility and he blasted a few home runs this week. Van Every and McDonald will be out before he goes.

    • jgmaynard 5 years ago

      I do agree that Van Every will be gone before Hall, especially given Hall’s versatility. But I still think that if they bring up an infielder, that lessens the value of Hall being able to play the infield.


      • joshamaral 5 years ago

        Oh definitely, but I think Hall will probably start at shortstop while Scutaro is out. I believe the infielder coming up is Angel Sanchez. I would imagine he’ll just become the backup infielder until Scutaro comes back in a few games.

        But who knows, maybe Sanchez will start? Hall’s bat is clearly better but his defense at shortstop is suspect, and that’s being generous.

        • wolf9309 5 years ago

          I believe Francona said that Sanchez will be starting the next couple of days. The Sox have made it pretty clear that they reallllly do not like Hall’s defense at short.

    • Considering Wakefield is now back in the rotation, the Sox are still down a reliever.

      • wolf9309 5 years ago

        Probably Sanchez is just up for a couple of games though, shouldn’t be a long term thing.

        • Definitely, i saw it stated in one report that Scutaro should only be out for a couple days after the Cortisone shot.

  5. wickedkevin 5 years ago

    I’m going to miss Darnell. Another team will pick him up.

    • jgmaynard 5 years ago

      Yup. I think if the Red Sox let him go, another team will pick him up in a heartbeat.


  6. philpbarnes 5 years ago

    Angel Sanchez called up. About time he got a chance, even if it is a short one.

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  7. Ricky Bones 5 years ago

    His wife OD’d in a hotel room while in the midst of one of her many drug fueled affairs paid for with Scott’s money. She was a good woman.

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