The Boston Red Sox had until midnight on Friday to decide who tender contracts to that were under the team's control. As you might have expected, the Red Sox had some tough decisions to make.
GM Ben Cherington decided to not tender contracts to three players. Those three players are Scott Atchison, Rich Hill and Ryan Sweeney.
To me, Hill is the most surprising.
He's been one of the better relievers the Red Sox have had. He was 1-0 with a 1.83 ERA in 25 appearances in 2012, one year removed from Tommy John surgery. In his three seasons with the Red Sox, he made 40 appearances and was 2-0 with a 1.14 ERA. He gave up just four runs in 31.4 innings.
I do wonder if the Red Sox will sign to Hill to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. I hope they do.
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BOSTON, MA—The Boston Red Sox today announced that the club will not tende...