The Red Sox added veteran reliever Mike Timlin to their American League Championship Series roster Thursday afternoon, replacing infielder Gil Valazquez, a career minor leaguer who recently got his call to the show in September.

Timlin, had a 5.66 ERA in 47 appearances this season and was left off the roster for the ALDS against the Angels when the Red Sox decided to carry 10 instead of 11 pitchers. They’re taking more pitches in this potential 7-game series, manager Terry Francona.

It is widely reporter that Timlin will retire after this season. He had been keeping the last baseballs from his previous 2-3 relief appearances as a momento, in case it was the last go-around for the 18-season workhorse.

Blast loves Mike Timlin, especially after his 2004 and 2007 World Series contributions.

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One Response

  1. Micah Warren

    Why is that guy decent for everyone but the Phillies? Now, I’m reminded of how we got him. The Rolen trade. At least we got Placido Polanco, Bud Smith and Doug Nickle for him too.

    Yet another of Ed Wade’s gems.


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