Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 9/25/12
Mike Timlin and Alan Embree were crucial cogs in the Red Sox bullpen that helped Boston win a World Series title in 2004. The Red Sox held a ceremony to honor members of the 2004 championship team on Tuesday and both Timlin and Embree were in attendance. Timlin, who came to the Red Sox in 2003 as a free agent, gave Boston six solid years of service in which he struck out a total of 273 batters. The Sox traded for Embree in 2002, and the gritty left-hander was a live arm out of the bullpen for parts of four...

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