Mike Cameron returned to his home in Georgia after being designated for assignment by the Red Sox. He was not surprised to get the news.
“There were some signs of it,” Cameron said by telephone. “We’ll see what happens. This is a new experience for me, but sometimes those are good.”
Cameron hopes to continue his career with another team.
“I need to sort some things out,” he said. “But if all goes as planned, I’ll be back playing. I haven’t played much this year. Rest assured I’ll be back. People think Father Time has got me. But it wasn’t Father Time. It was not getting much of a chance to go out there and run around and play. It was a new experience [in Boston], but it’s all good.”
Once Cameron is released, any team that signs him would be responsible for only the prorated minimum salary. The Red Sox are on the hook for the rest of the $3.6 million he has on the his contract for this season.
Given the dearth of right-handed hitters with power, it's a fair bet Cameron will get a chance with somebody.