Red Sox Remove Justin Thomas From Roster

The Red Sox have removed left-hander Justin Thomas from their 40-man roster, Alex Speier of WEEI.com tweets. In corresponding moves, the Red Sox optioned Clayton Mortensen to the minor leagues and selected the contract of Daniel Nava. It's not clear if the Red Sox designated Thomas for assignment or released him.

Thomas, 28, appeared in seven games for the Red Sox this year, allowing ten hits and two walks in 4 2/3 innings while striking out four. He has a 4.14 ERA with 8.1 K/9 and 3.8 BB/9 in eight seasons as a minor leaguer.


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18 Comments on "Red Sox Remove Justin Thomas From Roster"


3 years 3 months ago

Why did they send down Mortenson?

3 years 3 months ago

He doesn’t give up enough runs and makes it seem like Bobby V. kind of knows what he is doing.

APNDaveR
3 years 3 months ago

Yup. ¬†Poor fellow just didn’t fit in….

Devern Hansack
3 years 3 months ago

This is pitiful. The Sox should DFA Albers and Miller and make Mortensen and Tazawa permanent fixtures in the ‘pen.

3 years 3 months ago

I guess it’s an options thing, but it’d be nice to be able to hold onto the relievers who actually earned a spot in the pen.

dc21892
3 years 3 months ago

Albers ONE bad outing came recently. Up until then he has thrown well all season.

3 years 3 months ago

Albers is the new Tim Wakefield. It doesn’t matter how bad he pitches, he will always be on the roster. And to think, Luis Ayala was out there all winter

MaineSox
3 years 3 months ago

He has pitched a ton in the last couple days (three innings again yesterday), so he wouldn’t be available for today anyway, and he’s also the only guy in the ‘pen with options (other than Aceves who is the closer right now).

3 years 3 months ago

I wouldn’t blame Bobby on this one. Sox management don’t have a clue.

elclashcombo
3 years 3 months ago

In Boston, $170M can only buy you a AAAA team. You gotta shell out the big bucks for a Major League Team.

johnsilver
3 years 3 months ago

It was good to see thomas unloaded, but why oh why for Nava??

Devern Hansack
3 years 3 months ago

“Let’s send down our most reliable reliever to call up a fifth outfielder that will provide little to no value! Meanwhile, we can keep using Padilla, Miller, and Albers late in the game! Brilliant!”

soxin10
3 years 3 months ago

Isn’t it the pitching that is killing us…literally? Don’t we need more pitching? The bats seem to be holding their own

chico65
3 years 3 months ago

For the love of God anyone but Nava!

3 years 3 months ago

Also in Red Sox news, their announcer died.

Devern Hansack
3 years 3 months ago

That’s what I was thinking as well. We could have the following roles:
LOOGY: Hill, Morales
Swingman/low leverage: Atchison
Medium leverage: Tazawa, Melancon
High leverage: Aceves, Mortensen

We’d naturally shuffle it around if/when Bailey returns.

3 years 3 months ago

Six scoreless innings and your that confident about Mortenson?

Devern Hansack
3 years 3 months ago

Yes. His repertoire has been altered since his struggles in Oakland and Colorado. Mort has also torn up AAA. Further, he utilizes game theory more than any other pitcher I can think of. Check this article out: 
http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/clayton-mortensen-four-pitches-hot-hand/