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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20 Comments on "Red Sox Designate Schoeneweis For Assignment"


Yankees10
5 years 3 months ago

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

04Forever
5 years 3 months ago

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

redsox4120
5 years 3 months ago

This move should have been made a while ago

5 years 3 months ago

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

joshamaral
5 years 3 months 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 3 months ago

ouch

vtadave
5 years 3 months ago

Dude, that’s rough…bad day?

5 years 3 months ago

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.

jgmaynard
5 years 3 months 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.

joshamaral
5 years 3 months 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 3 months 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.

JM

joshamaral
5 years 3 months 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 3 months 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.

5 years 3 months ago

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

wolf9309
5 years 3 months ago

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

5 years 3 months ago

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

wickedkevin
5 years 3 months ago

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

jgmaynard
5 years 3 months ago

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

JM

philpbarnes
5 years 3 months ago

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

http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/this-just-in/2121278/sox-designate-schoeneweis-call-sanchez

Ricky Bones
5 years 3 months 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.