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  • Frank German: Cut by Boston

    The Red Sox released German on Wednesday.

    German had attended big-league camp with the Red Sox as a non-roster invitee but didn't wind up making any appearances in the Grapefruit League before being reassigned to the minors. The 26-year-old righty reliever won't end up breaking camp with Triple-A Worcester and will now hit the open market in search of his next opportunity. German has five MLB appearances to his name, all of which came with Boston in the 2022 season.

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  • Red Sox's Frank German: Back with Boston

    German signed a minor-league contract with the Red Sox on Tuesday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

    German was released by the Reds earlier this month and will now return to the Red Sox organization. German made his MLB debut last season with the Red Sox, though he will likely require a major turnaround from his 7.78 ERA and 2.24 WHIP in Triple-A before he gets another shot at the big-league level.

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  • Frank German: Cut loose by Cincy

    The Reds released German on Thursday.

    German will move on from the Reds organization just two days after being activated from the 7-day injured list after he had been inactive for more than a month. Between stints with the Reds' and White Sox's Triple-A affiliates in 2023, German made 19 appearances and pitched to a 7.78 ERA over 19.2 innings. The 25-year-old right-hander previously made his big-league debut with Boston last season, making five appearances out of the bullpen.

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  • Reds' Frank German: Outrighted to Triple-A

    German was outrighted to Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday.

    German passed through waivers unclaimed after being designated for assignment by the Reds earlier this week. He'll remain at Louisville, where he has surrendered eight earned runs through 8.1 innings this year.

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  • Reds' Frank German: Loses 40-man roster spot

    Cincinnati designated German for assignment Monday.

    The Reds needed to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Andrew Abbott and German is the casualty. German has gone from the Red Sox to the White Sox and then to the Reds via waivers since January and could be on the move again.

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  • Reds' Franklin German: Claimed by Cincy

    The Reds claimed German off waivers from the White Sox on Monday and optioned him to Triple-A Louisville.

    German had been designated for assignment by the White Sox and has now found a new home. The 25-year-old has a big arm as evidenced by his 16 strikeouts in 11.1 innings this season at the Triple-A level. However, his nine walks and 7.15 ERA also points to how erratic he can be. The Reds will attempt to coax the most out of the reliever.

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  • White Sox's Franklin German: Bumped off 40-man roster

    The White Sox designated German for assignment Tuesday.

    German is losing his 40-man roster spot in a flurry of moves as the White Sox try to navigate through a highly disappointing 8-21 start to the 2023 campaign. The 25-year-old had allowed nine earned runs on 19 hits and nine walks through 11.1 innings of relief this season at Triple-A Charlotte.

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  • White Sox's Franklin German: Sent to Triple-A

    The White Sox optioned German to Triple-A Charlotte on Monday.

    Chicago acquired German from Boston in February in a deal that sent Theo Denlinger to the Red Sox. The right-hander stands a good chance of making appearances with the White Sox this summer, but he'll open the 2023 campaign in the International League.

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  • White Sox's Franklin German: Traded to ChiSox

    German was traded to the White Sox from the Red Sox on Friday in exchange for Theo Denlinger.

    After being designated for assignment Monday to make room on Boston's roster for Richard Bleier, German will now attempt to carve out a role for himself in Chicago's bullpen. The 25-year-old righty cracked the majors for the first time last season, though he allowed eight earned runs over just four innings of work. German will more than likely begin the season in Triple-A again, where he put up a 2.58 ERA and 0.94 WHIP through 38.1 frames in 2022.

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  • Red Sox's Franklin German: Designated for assignment

    German was designated for assignment by the Red Sox on Monday.

    It clears room on the 40-man roster for Richard Bleier after Bleier was acquired from Miami in the Matt Barnes trade. The right-hander allowed eight runs in four appearances with Boston in the 2022 campaign with a 4:4 K:BB over his four innings of work, but did pitch well with Triple-A Worcester in the second half of the season. There could be interest in German on the waiver wire.

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  • Red Sox's Franklin German: Rough debut

    German allowed four runs on two hits and two walks without retiring a batter in Saturday's 9-0 loss to the Royals.

    German, whose contract was selected and who was making his MLB debut, had been scheduled to pitch a full inning, per Ian Browne of, but those plans were scrapped quickly. The Royals went walk, single, walk, single against the 24-year-old right-hander. Boston manager Alex Cora made note that Kansas City hitters didn't offer at German's secondary pitches, describing them as "away or non-competitive," so the staff will take a look at that and attempt to figure out how to make him better.

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  • Red Sox's Frank German: Called up by Red Sox

    German's contract will be selected from Triple-A Worcester on Saturday, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.

    German was dealt from the Yankees to the Red Sox in January of 2021 and struggled at Double-A Portland during the 2021 campaign. However, he's posted a 2.72 ERA, 64:19 K:BB and 0.91 WHIP in 49.2 innings over 43 appearances between the Double-A and Triple-A clubs this year. He'll have the chance to make his major-league debut late in 2022.

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  • Red Sox's Frank German: Traded to Red Sox

    German was sent from the Yankees to the Red Sox along with Adam Ottavino on Monday in exchange for a player to be named later or cash, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

    German appears to be the sweetener to get the Red Sox to take on the money left on Ottavino's contract. German is at least a back-end starter prospect, possessing a fastball that can touch 98 mph but shaky command. It's possible such a profile winds up working out better in relief. The 23-year-old righty has so far topped out at High-A, where he produced a 3.79 ERA, a 25.3 percent strikeout rate and a 10.8 percent walk rate in 2019.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 195 lbs
Birthplace: Queens, NY
Age: 26
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, R