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Red Sox Designate Scott Atchison For Assignment

To complete the Cody Ross free agent contract, the Boston Red Sox had to make some room on their roster in order to have the outfielder on their 40-man roster. They've kept us in suspense about what they were going to do. A big trade involving Gavin Floyd or yet, Matt Garza? Nope, just a DFA.

According to Comcast Sportsnet New England, the Red Sox announced that pitcher Scott Atchison had been designated for assignment in order to make room for Cody Ross. Atchison is now a free agent and is free to sign with any team he pleases.

Atchison was signed by the Red Sox prior to the start of the 2010 season after a three year stint in Japan. In his two seasons with Boston, Atchison was 3-3 with a 4.08 ERA in just over 90 innings logged. The possibility remains for the Red Sox to bring back Atchison on a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training.

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