Mike Cameron Designated For Assignment By Boston Red Sox

Mike Cameron and the Boston Red Sox may be about to part ways. Cameron was designated for assignment by the Red Sox early Thursday, and they have 10 days to trade or release him.

Cameron was one of the Red Sox's major free agent signings of the 2009 offseason. He inked a two-year, $15.5 million deal and was regarded as a player who would bring an excellent glove and some decent offense to the Boston outfield.

That wasn't quite what happened in Boston. Cameron posted a triple-slash line of .259/.328/.401 in 2010, and managed just four homers and 15 RBI in an injury-plagued campaign that saw him make just 180 plate appearances. And he was significantly worse in 2011, batting .149 and posting an equally woeful .212 on-base percentage.

Cameron's roster spot will be taken by utility man Yamaico Navarro, coming up from triple-A Pawtucket.

For more on the Red Sox, visit SB Nation Boston and Over the Monster.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.