Boston Red Sox Officially Release Pitcher

The Boston Red Sox have made a subtraction to their group, as they have released Richard Bleier. The 36-year-old is now a free agent and will be hoping to find a new home for the final portion of the season.

The Red Sox acquired Bleier from the Miami Marlins during this past offseason in exchange for Matt Barnes. The veteran reliever struggled significantly with the Red Sox, however, as he posted a 5.28 ERA in 27 appearances. This led to the Red Sox designating him for assignment earlier this week. Now, after clearing waivers, the Red Sox are parting ways with him.

Bleier's experience could be enough for him to land a deal elsewhere at some point before the season is over. In 335 career MLB games, he has a 15-6 record to go along with a 3.27 ERA. Let's see if his past success as a reliable reliever ends up being enough for him to land at least a minor-league pact from here.

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