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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Manny Delcarmen to be non-tendered by Rockies

Former Red Sox hometown favorite will be non-tendered by the Colorado Rockies according to Troy Renck, Rockies writer for the Denver Post.

Manny 1st came up with the Red Sox in 2005, but for only 8 innings. In 2006, he pitched 53+ innings, but had a dismal 5.06 ERA and a 1.59 WHIP. It was the 2007 World Series winning year in which he looked like he would become a top shelf reliever. In 44 innings, he allowed batters to a .183 BA, and had 2.05 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP. Unfortunately, his numbers rose and rose and rose into 2010, so much that the Sox deemed him unnecessary and gave him a chance to start fresh with a change of scenery by sending him off to the Rockies at the end of August. Maybe it was homesickness, maybe it was the altitude, but MDC just couldn't get it together in CO, with his numbers still rising.

According to Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe, "It would be a surprise if the Red Sox wanted him back unless it was on some type of minor-league deal. Even then, it seems unlikely."

The West Roxbury native holds the annual "Manny Delcarmen's Bowlin' Strikes for Schools" event benefiting the Boston Public Schools. Manny Delcarmen received the Jimmy Fund Council of Greater Boston Man of the Year Award in 2009.

Former Red Sox pitcher Manny Delcarmen and a Jimmy Fund Clinic patient bowl to strike out cancer at the 2007 New Stars for Young Stars, II.

Manny has proven to be a great humanitarian by giving generously back to his community. Here's hoping he finds his way back to an MLB mound in 2011.

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