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Red Sox notebook: Of all the candidates, why DFA Franklin German?

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

The Red Sox capped off January with a pair of surprising designations for assignment.
First, they DFA'ed Matt Barnes to open a roster spot for veteran outfielder Adam Duvall. Then, they traded Barnes to the Marlins for Richard Bleier, and needed a spot for him, so they DFA'ed Franklin German.
Barnes came as a shock because he was the longest-tenured member of the bullpen, an All-Star in 2021, and had finished 2022 strong after months of struggles. He was heading into the second year of a two-year, $18.75 million extension with a club option for a third season.
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