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Junichi Tazawa up, John Smoltz and Billy Traber DFA'd.

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  • Wow. I honestly didn’t expect the Sox to act on the Smoltz debacle that quickly. I thought they’d at least send him to the bullpen anyway.
    Good to see Tazawa up. He tore through AA and AAA; I’m really looking forward to seeing what he can do.

    Paul SF August 7, 2009, 4:49 pm
  • And now the Great John Smoltz Experiment has ended.
    He’s been DFA’d.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 7, 2009, 4:52 pm
  • Something is brewing with Alex Rios. Rob Bradford was just reporting it on WEEI. I missed the first half of the report, though.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 7, 2009, 5:02 pm
  • Toronto apparently placed him on waivers, and a mystery team put in a claim. Bradford is spe3culating it might have been the Red Sox because they need his bat and they can afford his bloated contract.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 7, 2009, 5:04 pm
  • Interesting stuff. Farewell Smoltzie.
    Of course Smoltz is going to get picked up by someone like the Yankees and go 9-0 with a 2.50 ERA.

    Atheose August 7, 2009, 5:08 pm
  • Rios rumors false, according to this tweet:
    http://twitter.com/RochieWBZ/status/3183292713

    SF August 7, 2009, 5:33 pm
  • During last night’s disastrous inning, I started to get the sense that Francona was leaving Smoltz out there as long as possible so he could say, “OK, *now* can you stop requiring me to pitch this guy?”

    Hudson August 7, 2009, 5:51 pm
  • Junichiwa and welcome.

    Jackie (SF) August 7, 2009, 6:34 pm
  • Mmmmmm, Kei Igawa.

    Rob August 7, 2009, 6:38 pm
  • Well, he’s a better option than Billy Traber anyway.

    AndrewYF August 7, 2009, 6:39 pm
  • Game up top.

    SF August 7, 2009, 7:15 pm
  • Gamer, rather.

    SF August 7, 2009, 7:15 pm

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