May 4, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Capuano (55) delivers a pitch during the tenth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Red Sox release veteran pitcher Chris Capuano


The Boston Red Sox released relief pitcher Chris Capuano Tuesday. Capuano was designated for assignment last week after a stretch of poor performances. The Springfield, Massachusetts native started the season strong. Unfortunately it was not meant to be.

Capuano did not yield a run over his first 12 appearances of the season. He was effectively serving his purpose out of the pen before the wheels fell off in June.

In his final four appearanes at the big league level, Capuano was tagged for ten runs over just four innings of work. The 35-year-old appeared in a total of 28 games during his time in Boston. He compiled an ERA of 4.55 in those games.

Boston had desginated Capuano for assignment on June 25. The writing was on the wall for the long-time veteran. A release from the club seemed inevitable. He’ll now look for a fresh start elsewhere.

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