With the Marwin Gonzalez signing becoming official, the Red Sox had to make some room for him on the 40-Man Roster. Therefore, reliever Marcus Walden had to be cut from the 40-Man and designated for assignment.
Walden, 32, appeared in just 14 innings in 2018 in his rookie year, posting a 3.68 ERA. But was one of Cora’s most reliable options in 2019, posting a 3.81 ERA in 78 innings. One of Boston’s top reliever’s that year in a year where they lacked pitching in all areas of arms.
2020 was a different story though for Marcus Walden though, as the reliever posted a 9.45 ERA in 13 innings, but during an outing against Toronto he allowed 6 runs while only recording one out, accounting for almost half of his 14 runs allowed during the season.
Walden’s 9-4 with a 4.50 ERA since 2018, in 93 appearances which is his only Major League Experience. We will see in the next coming days what the Red Sox decide to do with Walden, and if they trade, release, or place him on waivers to see if he can outright waivers and go to the minors.
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