February 6, 2012 at 8:50 PM
|Scott Atchison (Dave Letizi)|
Scott Atchison, who was designated for assignment by the Red Sox on January 26 in order to clear room on the 40-man roster for outfielder Cody Ross, has cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Pawtucket. As part of the move, the 35-year-old right-hander will receive an invite to spring training. Atchison compiled a 3.26 ERA with a win and a save in 30.1 innings out of the Boston bullpen in 2011. He spent the remainder of the season with Pawtucket, posting a 6-2 record with a 2.64 ERA and 5 saves in 61.1 innings out of the PawSox bullpen.
Atchison is entering his third year with the organization and will be in the mix to land a spot in Boston's bullpen during the spring.