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Newz Forum: BASEBALL: Red Sox acquire Myers from Seattle

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posted on Aug, 6 2004 @ 02:58 PM
Boston, MA (Sports Network) - The Boston Red Sox have acquired relief pitcher Mike Myers from the Seattle Mariners for a player to be named or cash considerations.

Myers was 4-1 with a 4.88 earned run average in 50 appearances this season with Seattle. He has not allowed a run in his last five outings.

The 35-year-old lefthander has made more appearances than any pitcher in baseball since his first full season of 1996.

In 659 games, all in relief, Myers has a record of 16-21 with 14 saves and a 4.41 ERA. He has held left-handed hitters to a .213 batting average in his career.

Myers has pitched for Florida, Detroit, Milwaukee, Colorado, Arizona and Seattle since breaking into the majors in 1995.

The Red Sox opened a spot on the 40-man roster by designating pitcher Jamie Brown for assignment. The 27-year-old righthander spent most of the season at Triple-A Pawtucket, where he was 3-3 with a 4.42 ERA in 17 games.

Brown made four relief appearances for the Red Sox in late May, posting no record with a 5.87 ERA.


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