Abe Alvarez released

One-time Red Sox front-line prospect Abe Alvarez was released by the Red Sox yesterday, the Providence Journal reported. The lefthander was at Triple-A Pawtucket and had been moved from the starting rotation to the bullpen this year. He had a 6.46 ERA in 13 games.

In four career appearances with the Red Sox (the most notable a 2004 spot start), Alvarez had a 4.76 ERA in 10 1/3 innings.

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