The reliever told reporters after Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Twins that, amidst rampant bullpen struggles, he will soon be designated for assignment. While no official move had been made, Schoeneweis spoke candidly about his situation after the game, telling reporters there were "no hard feelings" and he understands it is a business decision.
Replacing Schoeneweis on the active roster will be shortstop Angel Sanchez from Triple-A Pawtucket, according to Gordon Edes of ESPN.com. Edes also reports the move was made because Marco Scutaro had a cortisone shot for tennis elbow in his left arm, his non-throwing arm. The shot will knock Scutaro out for the next game or two.
Sanchez is currently hitting .313 over 131 at-bats for the PawSox and last saw major-league action with the Kansas City Royals in 2006.
In 15 games with the Red Sox in 2010, Schoeneweis pitched in 15 games, compiling a 1-0 record and a 7.90 ERA. In 13 2/3 innings, he allowed 19 hits and 12 earned runs, fanning 13 and walking 10.
Boston signed the 36-year-old veteran after he was released by Milwaukee this spring. According to MLB Trade Rumors, his average fastball was clocked at just 87 mph this season, the slowest it has been in recent years.
When asked whether he would pursue an opportunity with another club, Schoeneweis said it would have to be "an offer I couldn't refuse — not financially," indicating he'd only join a team in a very good position in the standings. Schoeneweis repeatedly mentioned his kids during his postgame commentary, telling reporters he cannot keep uprooting them and getting them excited about a new city because "it's not fair."