Thursday, June 30, 2011
No More Mike Cameron (Silent Cheer)
Today the Red Sox designated 4th outfielder Mike Cameron for assignment. Before the 2010 season, they signed Cameron for 2 years and $15.5 million, but the deal never worked out. He was injured for most of last season, and wound up going .259/4/15 in 48 games. Despite being healthy this year, he has been even worse, going .149/3/9. I will not attack Theo Epstein because this was a good move at the time, as he had batted .250/24/70 the previous season along with great defense. The Red Sox called Yamaico Navarro up from Pawtucket to take his roster spot in his first MLB stint of the year after going .143/0/5 in 20 games last year. This was a brave move for Theo, but I think he did the right thing, Cameron just wasn't producing.