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Cameron to call it a year

Posted on: August 18, 2010 9:44 am
Edited on: August 18, 2010 10:53 am
 
Mike Cameron
Red Sox outfielder Mike Cameron, who has played sparingly this season while dealing with a painful abdominal muscle tear, will talk with general manager Theo Epstein on Wednesday about moving on to next year by scheduling surgery to repair the injury. He says he's done for the year.

"We're in a position now where we need all of the healthy -- physically and mentally -- guys possible playing in the field," Cameron told ESPNBoston.com. "Me trying to play 65 percent is probably not beneficial to the ballclub at the moment.

"Sometimes, as hard as it's been to give in to certain things, it's probably best to start looking at other options now."

Cameron, 37, a three-time Gold Glove winner, has played in just 48 games this season, his first in Boston. He was hurt early and hasn't been able to put together any long stretches of playing time due to the pain of playing with the injury. Now he thinks the best thing he can do is repair the tear and try to be ready for spring training. He's under contract for $7.25 million for 2011.

With Jacoby Ellsbury also appearing done for the year, Boston must go the rest of the way without two-thirds of its opening day outfield. Manager Terry Francona said rookie Ryan Kalish, who hit his first career grand slam Tuesday night, will get most of the playing time in center field.

-- David Andriesen

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 12, 2011 1:29 am
 

Cameron to call it a year

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Since: Oct 12, 2008
Posted on: August 18, 2010 5:16 pm
 

Cameron to call it a year

Yeah with half of August and sept to go, it really makes sense to trade. Let me guess, you're a bandwagon fan.



Since: Feb 23, 2009
Posted on: August 18, 2010 4:53 pm
 

Cameron to call it a year

Trade Ellsbury, Papelbon,and Beltre now and call it a season. Gots to start thinking about next year and beyond



Since: Jun 14, 2009
Posted on: August 18, 2010 3:03 pm
 

Cameron to call it a year

It's a shame he's still under contract for next season. The sox could have moved Ellsbury to Center next season and then sign Carl Crawford. I don't see trading Mike Cameron in the offseason all that likely unless the Sox eat most of his salary.



Since: Apr 6, 2007
Posted on: August 18, 2010 1:12 pm
 

Cameron to call it a year

Someone's afraid of the Red Sox ...



Since: Mar 9, 2007
Posted on: August 18, 2010 12:39 pm
 

Cameron to call it a year

The Sux should follow Cameron's fine example and follow suit.




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