Dennys Reyes Clears Waivers

WEDNESDAY: Reyes cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A, according to's transactions page.

FRIDAY: The Red Sox announced that they have designated Dennys Reyes for assignment. In corresponding moves, Boston placed Matt Albers on the 15-day disabled list and called up Alfredo Aceves and Felix Doubront.

After a month of anticipation, the Red Sox selected Reyes and Albers for their Opening Day roster, preferring them over Aceves, Doubront, Hideki Okajima and others. As GM Theo Epstein pointed out before the season, Boston will need all of its relievers at some point in 2011. 

Though Reyes isn't to blame for his team's 0-6 start, he hasn't helped. He has walked two and allowed a pair of hits in 1 2/3 innings spread out over four appearances. At one point in yesterday's loss to the Indians, the left-hander hit two consecutive batters. The four appearances cost the Red Sox $900K, according to's Buster Olney (on Twitter).

60 Responses to Dennys Reyes Clears Waivers Leave a Reply

  1. notsureifsrs 4 years ago

    noooooo not doubront. damn you reyes

  2. notsureifsrs 4 years ago

    “At one point in yesterday’s loss to the Indians, the left-hander hit two consecutive batters.”

    that was wednesday and it juuuust happened to be the most critical inning of the game. it was pretty spectacular failblog material actually. to review, it’s a one run game. and he is facing the bottom of the cleveland indians lineup:

    hits the number 7 hitter (a lefty)

    hits the number 8 hitter

    walks the number 9 hitter — who was trying to bunt

  3. elclashcombo 4 years ago

    Dennys Reyes DFA is a band-aid on a sinking ship.

    • GoAwayNow 4 years ago

      lol a sinking ship after, one twenty-seventh of the season huh? You must be a pre-teen girl spouting overly dramatic hogwash like that.

  4. Holidayjesus 4 years ago

    This is how it should of been. Now let Alfredo Aceves start

  5. Redbirds16 4 years ago

    Short leash.

    • notsureifsrs 4 years ago

      true, but it was his second fail in as many chances (walked hamilton in TX) and the recent one was dontrelle-willis-level bad. add to that the fact that he’s a LOOGY who won the job to begin with only because the other dudes had options and, well, yeah. GTFO

  6. LTDm206 4 years ago

    Why call up both long relief guys? Shouldn’t they call up a lefty with none currently in Boston?

    • notsureifsrs 4 years ago

      doubront throws with his left arm. but i would have preferred to leave him starting in pawtucket and roll the dice with fuku-jima

      • LTDm206 4 years ago

        I stand corrected. But yes, I agree with you.

      • RahZid 4 years ago

        The reason Oki wasn’t called up (or at least 1 of the reasons) is that he pitched last night.

        • MaineSox 4 years ago

          He’s a reliever though so he can pitch more than one day in a row, and he only threw like a half a dozen pitches.

          • RahZid 4 years ago

            But if you had a choice between someone who is fresh, or someone just pitched last night, you go with the fresh arm. Keep in mind most of the effort involved in coming in from the pen for an inning is done in the bullpen itself, not in the game.

        • GoAwayNow 4 years ago

          Maybe also because he stopped being good over a year ago.

          • RahZid 4 years ago

            I said it was only 1 of the reasons.

  7. MaineluvstheSox 4 years ago

    That didn’t take long. Good moves.

  8. GriffeyandSizemore 4 years ago

    Him and Carlos Silva are going to compete against Kobayashi in a hot dog eating contest.

  9. Ben_Cherington 4 years ago

    What better timing to have Aceves come back and face the Yanks! This could be the move that gives the sox energy! I thought these guys should have made the roster from day 1. This makes me happy!!!!

    • Fangaffes 4 years ago

      The Yankees fan in the cube across the hall predicts Tommy John surgery in Hughes’ near future. The Yankees may be wishing they had held onto Aceves.

    • East Coast Bias 4 years ago

      You have AGon, Crawford, Lester, Youk, etc etc etc… and you think Ace is going to be the determining factor in the series? C’mon man… Aceves pitching in relief is a minor role. You need your regulars to play like they’re capable of.

      • ellisburks 4 years ago

        I agree with ECB. It’s the rest of the team that has to pick it up. We can’t waste games like the one Lester pitched yesterday.

      • Ben_Cherington 4 years ago

        as of right now….Ace is the difference, we are undefeated with him lol!

  10. notsureifsrs 4 years ago

    i would prefer to lose the game today and have crawford go 4-for-4 than win with a crawford 0-for. francona is finally trying him at leadoff, where he belongs. the lineup today is close to optimal


    i’d switch the last three to go scutaro salty ellsbury, but i’m very happy with the top half through drew

    after watching francona play mcdonald over cameron against matt harrison in TX, i had almost lost all lineup consutrction hope

    • MaineSox 4 years ago

      That lineup made me pretty happy when I saw it.

      • Lunchbox45 4 years ago

        that line up is ridiculous. How they are 0-6 so far is bafflying

        • notsureifsrs 4 years ago

          they’re good, but they’re no baltimore!

          • Lunchbox45 4 years ago

            hater! your opinion doesn’t count!

      • notsureifsrs 4 years ago

        so psyched to hear carl clarifying the goofy “he doesn’t like to lead off” crap today in an interview. he was more diplomatic than i would be, but he basically explained “6 years ago i said i didn’t think i was good at leading off. i, uh…i’m better now. i’ll hit anywhere”

        here’s hoping francona lets go of his ellsbury crush and keeps carl up top. more at-bats for him, gonzo, and youk and maybe some life at the bottom of the lineup from jacoby

        • MaineSox 4 years ago

          He was actually quoted as saying essentially the same thing in an article on either WEEI or the Boston Globe earlier this year but it was never really picked up on by anyone, glad to see it’s getting out there now.

    • RahZid 4 years ago

      By having Ells in the 8 spot, he’s essentially a lead off hitter with Scutaro hitting 2nd and Crawford still hitting 3rd (where Tito wanted him). So I’m pretty sure that’s the reasoning behind it.

  11. nm344 4 years ago

    Give credit to Amaro. He knew Reyes was damaged goods and yet the Sox wasted a cool Mil on him. Quite a blunder for Epstein.

    • ugotrpk3113 4 years ago

      Yeah, huge blunder > >

    • ellisburks 4 years ago

      I would not call Reyes a blunder. A million dollars to the Sox is nothing. And they didn’t give up any players to get him. It’s only money and now they don’t have to worry about him any more.

      • nm344 4 years ago

        Every team has a budget. That million dollars could have went into the draft to get one or two more high school kids.

        • ellisburks 4 years ago

          True, every team has a budget, but the Red Sox would not take money out of it’s draft budget to pay for the regular roster. I am sure they have the money to cover it as they have been anticipating this draft for a while.

          • East Coast Bias 4 years ago

            Exactly, that’s the greatest benefit of being a big market team… we can afford to take risks, and not be crippled if they don’t pan out.

            EDIT: WE being big market teams… I’m not a Sox fan, I swear! Don’t you dare start that rumor, or my reputation will come from the grave to get its revenge!

          • ellisburks 4 years ago

            Sure, whatever you say. Even though I saw you at the Red Sox rally and you are always on Sonsofsamhorn talking about how great the Sox are. Your secret is safe with me. “*wink, wink say no more*

          • Oilcanoworms 4 years ago

            Well, I’m a Red Sox fan. Not ashamed of it. There, I said it. Used to like Ellis Burks too.

          • Lunchbox45 4 years ago

            I knew it!

  12. Chris 4 years ago

    Red Sox beat Yankees for first winYankees are bad

  13. 0bsessions 4 years ago

    And the Pawtuckett, RI fast food industry let out a cheer heard round the nation.

  14. Francona loves to fault his relievers for his own shortcomings as a manager. He is so spineless it sickens me.

    • 0bsessions 4 years ago

      Citation needed.

    • nhlegend 4 years ago

      He sickens me too, but then he went and beat the Yankees in 2004 after being down 0-3 in the series and totally redeemed himself.

    • RahZid 4 years ago

      So it’s Francona’s fault that Reyes hit the #7 hitter (a lefty), #8 hitter (a righty) and walked the #9 hitter (a lefty) who was trying to lay down a bunt?

    • UMMM please don’t correct me, it sickens me.

  15. MaineSox 4 years ago

    For being a Yankee fan? I agree, wholeheartedly.

  16. East Coast Bias 4 years ago

    Well… that was odd.

  17. Fangaffes 4 years ago

    FWIW, after seeing Hughes’ performance today, the guy across the hall may be onto something.

    Maybe the Yankees will just go to a three man rotation now.

  18. notsureifsrs 4 years ago

    is it funny that a moderator’s comment got removed?

    i think it is. ban him!

  19. East Coast Bias 4 years ago

    Don’t tempt me, I can make it happen. I am not above banning myself!

    Srsly though, I didn’t say anything out of line… at least I don’t think I did.

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