Red Sox DFA Former Cy Young Contender

All it took was one outing, two innings and three earned runs for the Boston Red Sox to have seen enough of 31-year-old right-hander Dinelson Lamet. He has now been designated for assignment. 

It's a huge fall from grace for the Dominican-born starter. 

Lamet, who finished fourth in Cy Young voting in 2020 with the San Diego Padres, has had a precipitous fall since his high-water mark season. After posting a 2.09 ERA and an 0.85 WHIP that year, he regressed to a 4.40 ERA in 2021, a 6.12 ERA in 2022 split between the Padres and Colorado Rockies, and this year he posted an 11.57 ERA in 25 innings with the Rocks, who jettisoned him a month ago. 

The Red Sox signed him to a minor league deal, and called him up to the majors two days ago. But his outing last night left enough to be desired that the BoSox have washed their hands of him already. 

In his place, Boston has selected the contract of veteran righty Kyle Barraclough. 

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