After designating the right-hander for assignment, the Red Sox announced the releasing of Matt Andriese on their day off Thursday.

Andriese was signed to a one-year deal this offseason, in hopes of being a solid force in the bullpen. He was, at least for the first month, salvaging a 1.42 ERA through his first nine outings with the club before imploding.

Through 26 games, the righty now has a 6.03 ERA through 26 games, to go along with a 4.32 xFIP.

The Red Sox had seven days to either trade, waive, or release the 31-year-old. They waived him, but nobody picked him up, and with him having at least five years of major-league experience, you aren’t allowed to send Andriese down without his consent. Boston chose to release him.

However, in case one might be seeking for a positive, despite his struggles, he did teach Garrett Whitlock his changeup. Whitlock has dazzled since adding that third pitch.

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