Red Sox Release Ryan Sweeney, Reassign Mitch Maier to Triple-A Pawtucket


Ryan SweeneyWith two moves that were announced Saturday night, the Red Sox are moving closer to finalizing their Opening Day roster.

Following the afternoon win over the Twins, Boston general manager Ben Cherington announced that the Red Sox have released outfielder Ryan Sweeney and assigned outfielder Mitch Maier to Triple-A Pawtucket.

The 28-year-old Sweeney was signed as a minor-league free agent in January, and the right fielder hit .217 this spring, adding one double and two RBIs. Maier appeared in 16 games during spring training and hit .346.

Aetna Strikeouts for A Cause

For every strikeout by a Red Sox pitcher at Fenway Park in June, Aetna will donate $250 to Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. Through June 25, the donation mark stands at $30,000.

Through their continued efforts in the local community, Aetna is helping to build a healthier world -- one city and one strikeout at a time.

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