Boston Red Sox Release Former Top Relief Prospect

An intriguing name now on the open market.

The Boston Red Sox have released right-handed pitcher Durbin Feltman.

Feltman, who was selected by the team in the third round of the 2018 draft, has had a rough time since reaching the Triple-A level in 2021. He was a highly touted pitching prospect when he was drafted, and showcased some electric talent.

He posted a disappointing 5.97 ERA and 1.35 WHIP over 75.1 innings pitched out of the bullpen, however, which likely contributed to his release. Injuries have also plagued his career, and he recorded a 4.82 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, and 10.8 K/9 over 177.1 innings in the minor leagues.

As a result of his release, the 25-year-old Feltman will now aim to secure a place in the minor league system of another organization.

The news is disappointing for Feltman, especially given his high draft selection in 2018, however, he'll likely draw interest from several clubs as a reclamation project. Photo Credit: Christine Peterson/Telegram & Gazette / USA TODAY NETWORK