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Red Sox DFA Cameron

Posted on: June 30, 2011 12:38 pm
Edited on: June 30, 2011 12:56 pm
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Mike CameronThe Red Sox have designated outfielder Mike Cameron for assignment and recalled infielder Yamaico Navarro, the team announced.

In his second season in Boston, Cameron has been limited by injuries and ineffectiveness. Cameron hit .149/.212/.266 with three home runs in 33 games and 105 plate appearances this season. He was limited to 48 games in 2010, his first with the Red Sox.

The 38-year-old has played parts of 17 seasons with seven teams and hit 24 home runs in 2009 with the Brewers. In two seasons with the Brewers, he hit 49 home runs and drove in 140 runs.

The move comes after the Red Sox released a lineup featuring left-handed hitting Josh Reddick in left field instead of the right-handed hitting Cameron against Philadelphia left-hander Cole Hamels.

Reddick is hitting .438/.474/.688 with a home run in 13 games and 38 plate appearances this season. The 24-year-old has four hits in six plate appearances against left-handers this season.

Navarro has played six different positions for Triple-A Pawtucket: second, third, shortstop and all three outfield spots. He's hitting .258/.362/.469 at Pawtucket this season.

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Since: Aug 17, 2007
Posted on: June 30, 2011 7:11 pm

Red Sox DFA Cameron

Good deal, its about time, now they need to designate JD Drew as well!

Since: Feb 9, 2007
Posted on: June 30, 2011 6:37 pm

Red Sox DFA Cameron

Been saying this since Day 1 that this was a STUPID signing and a complete WASTE of money!  Why did it take so long for the Red Sox to realize this is beyond me.  Was it because Reddick and Kalish had been hurt?  Still even if that was the case why did they spend sooo much money for him.

Atleast we won't be seeing him anymore so that makes my night.  Not to mention the Red Sox finally won!

Since: Feb 27, 2008
Posted on: June 30, 2011 5:03 pm

Red Sox DFA Cameron

14 mil for a guy who just looks greasy all the time and strikes out.

I like Mike Cameron and I don't blame him for aging, but I do blame Epstein and co for thinking he could continue producing.

Since: Feb 10, 2007
Posted on: June 30, 2011 4:57 pm

Red Sox DFA Cameron

One of the BIGGEST BUSTS in the Theo Epstein era ... $15 million of wasted dollars on a guy that was completely useless.  Thank God the Sox finally realized this and just cut their losses on this bum.  Reddick has proven he belongs and when Crawford returns, Josh should be starting over Nancy Drew in RF.   Don't let the door hit you on the butt on the way out Mikey!  

Since: Dec 27, 2008
Posted on: June 30, 2011 12:59 pm

Red Sox DFA Cameron

It's called "an older ballpalyer in the non-steroid era"itis. Ppl hit mid 30s and they fade fast, if not then they are on something. End of story.

Since: May 22, 2009
Posted on: June 30, 2011 12:57 pm

Red Sox DFA Cameron

Cameron's skills began to decline significantly when he played for the Mets. Maybe he caught Beltranitis.

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