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April 22, 2009 at 12:03 PM

Hansack released, expected to be back on minor league deal

To make space on the 40-man roster for Jeff Bailey, who was called up to Boston yesterday, the Red Sox have placed Nicaraguan pitcher Devern Hansack on unconditional release waivers. However, WEEI's Alex Speier is reporting that Hansack will re-sign a minor league deal with the organization once he clears waivers. Hansack, who was originally signed by the Red Sox as a minor league free agent in December 2005, had appeared in 1 game this season for Pawtucket, giving up 1 run on 2 hits in his inning of work. He owns a career record of 37-34 with a 3.79 ERA, 496 strikeouts and 166 walks in 552.0 minor league innings pitching in the Houston and Boston organizations. He has also made 9 major league appearances, including 3 starts, over the past 3 seasons for Boston, putting up a 2-2 record with a 3.70 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 24.1 innings. The highlight of Hansack's major league career came on October 1, 2006 when he held Baltimore hitless over 5.0 innings before the game ended on account of rain.