Kevin Millwood Released by Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox have released starting pitcher Kevin Millwood.  The right hander had spent the last few months with the Sox Triple-A affiliate.

Millwood joined the Red Sox in late May when he agreed to a Minor League deal with the club.  The 36 year old started the year with the Yankees, but decided to opt out of his contract after only 3 starts in the minors after he wasn’t added to New York’s Major League roster.

Boston then brought in Millwood as rotation insurance after losing John Lackey and Daisuke Matsuzaka to injury.  Millwood had started 13 games in Triple-A, maintaining an ERA of 4.28 over 73.2 innings.

Millwood had an opportunity to again opt out of his contract in late June, but instead elected to remain with the Sox and continue his stay in the minors.

But the veteran never got the call he had been hoping for and left the Sox Triple-A club after their win yesterday.  Boston has sent out a statement confirming the release of Millwood.

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Tags: Boston Red Sox Daisuke Matsuzaka John Lackey Kevin Millwood New York Yankees

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