Thursday, August 27, 2009
The Red Sox released Brad Penny last night, clearing a roster spot for Billy Wagner. The release came at the request of Penny, who wants to be able to sign with a new team before the September 1st deadline for playoff roster eligibility.
Penny wasn't going to be much of a bullpen pitcher. He's never done it, and would only be used as a long inning mop-up guy, a quasi-starter.
Penny was 7-8 in a Red Sox uniform. He started off well enough, going 5-1 in April and May. But he finished his tenure going 2-7. He was 0-3 in August with an 8.31 ERA.