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Robby Scott era with Red Sox comes to an end

Rob Bradford
December 10, 2018 - 1:51 pm

Robby Scott is headed to the Reds.

The lefty reliever was claimed off waivers by Cincinnati, who was subsequently awarded Scott. The impetus for the Red Sox to put the pitcher on waivers was to create a spot on the 40-man roster, which now stands at 39 players.

The 29-year-old Scott appeared in just nine games with the Red Sox in 2018, having struggled in spring training after adjusting to surgery to remove bone spurs in his left elbow. He performed well for Triple-A Pawtucket throughout the '18 campaign, compiling a 1.86 ERA and .200 batting average against in 45 appearances.

Scott excelled as a lefty specialist for the 2017 Red Sox, getting in 57 games.

With the emergence of Bobby Poyner as a lefty reliever, along with the presence of Brian Johnson, Scott became expendable. Prospects Darwinzon Hernandez and Josh Taylor are also on the 40-man roster.

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