5-Year Veteran Pitcher Elects Free Agency

Left-handed reliever Ryan Sherriff, 33, has decided to explore free agency after clearing outright waivers following his designation for assignment by the Boston Red Sox.

While he made only five relief appearances in the majors this season, Sherriff showcased his abilities at Triple-A Worcester, posting impressive numbers with a 2.82 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and a solid 24:10 K:BB ratio over 22.1 innings pitched.

Despite being placed on the injured list due to a flexor strain, his track record and left-handed pitching make him an attractive option for teams in need of bullpen depth.

Sherriff's journey took an unexpected turn when he was removed from the Red Sox's 40-man roster, prompting his decision to become a free agent.

While he carries an injury history, his potential value as a left-handed reliever makes him a candidate of interest for teams seeking additional bullpen support. There is even a possibility of a reunion with the Red Sox through a new minor-league contract.

With his recent success in the minor leagues and a solid performance in limited major league appearances, Sherriff is anticipated to attract attention from other teams.

Despite facing setbacks, including his designation for assignment and time on the injured list, the left-hander's skills and potential make it likely that he will find a new opportunity in the near future. Photo Credit: Eric Canha-USA TODAY Sports