The Boston Red Sox have released outfielder Scott Cousins, according to James Dunne of SoxProspects.com. Cousins was signed to a minor league deal prior to Spring Training but did not make either the big league team or the Triple-A Pawtucket Roster.The 29-year-old hit .179/.230/.285 over parts of four major league seasons with the Marlins and Angels and is best known for the 2012 home plate collision with Giants catcher Buster Posey. Despite not receiving an invite to major league camp, Cousins appeared in seven spring training games, where he went 2 for 6.Cousins played three seasons with Miami/Florida from 2010-2012. He played in seven games for the Los Angeles Angels in 2013. He has appeared in 135 big league contests where he hit .179 with two homers. The Red Sox also released outfielder Juan Carlos Linares and pitcher Francisco Taveras. The Triple-A season and all other full-season affiliates begin their seasons Thursday.