Originally written April 18, 2014 on Sports Rumor Alert:
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The Boston Red Sox have designated utility-man Ryan Roberts for assignment, according to WEEI's Alex Speier. Ryan Roberts designated— Alex Speier (@alexspeier) April 18, 2014 Roberts signed with Boston 10 days ago to help support a roster with multiple early injuries. He appeared in just eight games picking up just two hits in 19 at-bats. Roberts was released by the Chicago Cubs after hitting .237 in 18 games in Spring Training. He spent the last two seasons with Tampa Bay, playing in exactly 60 games in both seasons at the Trop. In eight seasons, the 33-year-old has hit .244 with 46 home runs and 35 stolen bases. He broke out with the Diamondbacks in 2011 when he hit .249 with 19 home runs and 18 steals in a career-high 143 games. He has not been able to recreate the success he found in the desert since.Follow @whilligoss
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