Red Sox outright Josh Smith and Gorkys Hernández off 40-man roster

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Red Sox outright Josh Smith and Gorkys Hernández off 40-man roster
Red Sox outright Josh Smith and Gorkys Hernández off 40-man roster

On Friday, the Red Sox made some news by releasing Steven Wright. The righty was on the 60-day injured list and was eligible for arbitration this winter as a clear nontender candidate. This was essentially just getting that move with early. Later in the day they cleared two players off their 40-man roster. As first reported by Chris Cotillo of Masslive, Boston outrighted Josh Smith and Gorkys Hernández off the roster down to Pawtucket. Both players went unclaimed on waivers. Both players should be eligible for minor-league free agency this winter. The Red Sox seem very likely to have a lot of moving pieces this winter, and this is a sign that they feel the same way. They are set to lose free

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