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Red Sox release Kevin Millwood

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  August 7, 2011 11:11 AM

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Veteran righthander Kevin Millwood, who had been pitching for Class AAA Pawtucket since June 1, was granted his release yesterday.

Millwood was 5-1 with a 4.28 ERA in 13 starts for the PawSox. Over 73.2 innings, Millwood allowed 79 hits with 25 walks and 66 strikeouts. The 36-year-old was signed on May 19 after being given his release by the Yankees.

Millwood is 7-2, 4.36 in 16 minor league starts all told this season but scouts didn't feel he would fare well in the majors, particularly his diminished fastball.

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