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January 9, 2009 at 5:40 PM

Virgil Vasquez and Dewon Day claimed off waivers

According to Adam Kilgore of Boston.com, right-handed pitchers Virgil Vasquez and Dewon Day have been claimed off waivers. The 26-year-old Vasquez (pictured) was claimed by the San Diego Padres, while Day, 28, was claimed by the Tampa Bay Rays. Both players had been on the Red Sox' 40-man roster, and both were claimed off waivers by the Red Sox in October, 2008. Vasquez came from the Detroit Tigers and Day came from the Chicago White Sox, and neither man appeared in a game while with the Red Sox organization. The moves were made to make room on the 40-man roster for pitchers Brad Penny, whose signing was officially announced today, and John Smoltz, whose signing is expected to be announced soon. The Red Sox' 40-man roster is now at thirty-nine players (not including Smoltz), so another move will need to be made when the signing of Mark Kotsay becomes official.