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Red Sox Release Chris Duncan

According to the Providence Journal, the Red Sox released Chris Duncan Friday after he failed to impress at Triple-A Pawtucket. Duncan hit just .188 with a .255 OBP in 92 plate appearances with the Paw Sox. He was originally acquired when the Sox sent shortstop Julio Lugo to the Cardinals.

When he came up, Duncan burst onto the scene with 22 home runs in 90 games in 2006, and he clubbed 21 home runs the following year in 2007. But, he never seeemed to regain the power stroke he once had, and faded out of favor in St. Louis.

The Red Sox were maybe hoping for some lefthanded power off the bench, but instead they have nearly nothing to show for the Julio Lugo disaster. It makes it a bit worse watching Lugo hit .319 in 72 at-bats with the Cards. Luckily, the Sox are still owed a player to be named or cash in the Lugo deal, so maybe they can make it work out.

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