Boston Red Sox Bring In Manny Delcarmen For A Work Out On Tuesday
The Boston Red Sox brought in a former member of their organization for a workout on Tuesday in the hopes of bolstering their uncertain bullpen.
The pitcher they brought in was former Red Sox reliever Manny Delcarmen who was drafted by Boston in the second round of the 2000 draft and last pitched in the major leagues in 2010.
Delcarmen left Boston when the Red Sox traded him to the Colorado Rockies for then 21-year-old pitching prospect Chris Balcom-Miller in the 2010 season which turned out to be his last major league season. Delcarmen who is now 35-years-old has bounced around in the minor leagues and his latest minor league stint was with the Washington Nationals’ Triple-A club in Syracuse.
Delcarmen’s best season came in 2009, when he appeared in 73 games for the Red Sox, totaling a 3.27 ERA. In 2010 he had a 4.99 ERA in 57 appearances between Boston and Colorado. In the minor leagues the right handed reliever hasn’t had a ton of success and his performances have been all over the map year-to-year.
Delcarmen spent this past offseason working with former Red Sox trainer Mike Reinold, who also oversaw the workouts of Los Angeles Dodger starter Rich Hill and Craig Breslow, who is in Minnesota Twins camp on a minor-league deal.
Delcarmen who is a West Roxbury, Massachusetts native still lives in Mass and his current residence is just 30 minutes from the home of the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox, McCoy Stadium.
During his showcase for the Red Sox, Delcarmen was throwing his fastball at 91-92 mph. After catching up with a few of his former coaches and teammates, Delcarmen drove to West Palm Beach to workout for another former team in the Nationals.
For those wondering what happened to Balcom-Miller he left the Boston Red Sox organization after the 2013 season and left baseball before returning in 2015 to play in AA Amarillo of the independent league. Since then he has left the game despite posting a minor league ERA of 3.53 in 93 appearances having never received a shot in the Major Leagues.