Red Sox cut Andrew Bailey, Ryan Kalish
Right-hander Andrew Bailey and outfielder Ryan Kalish were cut
loose by the Boston Red Sox, who failed to offer 2014 contracts by
Monday night’s deadline.
The 29-year-old Bailey was 3-1 with a 3.77 ERA and eight saves
in 13 chances for the World Series champions, making 30 appearances
before season-ending shoulder surgery on July 24. He was limited to
19 games in 2012, the first season after the Red Sox acquired him
Bailey made $4.1 million, and by letting him go free the Red Sox
could sign him without the 20 percent maximum cut rule
The 25-year-old Kalish missed the entire season due to a right
shoulder operation in January and cervical fusion surgery in
August. He hit .243 with four homers, 29 RBIs and 13 steals for the
Red Sox in 2010 and 2012.
Among those offered contracts were right-handers Burke Badenhop
and Junichi Tazawa; first baseman-outfielder Mike Carp; and
left-handers Andrew Miller and Franklin Morales.