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Former Tiger Atchinson Makes Red Sox Roster

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Former Tiger Atchinson Makes Red Sox Roster
Former Hanshin Tiger Scott Atchinson has broken Spring Training with the Boston Red Sox's 25-man Opening Day roster.

He has impressed in Spring Training thus far with Boston, posting a 1.50 ERA in ten appearances and 12 innings pitched, also picking up one save.

This is the first time that the 34-year-old Atchinson will see action in the Majors since 2007, when he pitched for the San Francisco Giants. He appeared in 22 games, posting a 4.11 ERA in his first MLB appearances since 2005 when he was released by Seattle after posting a dismal 6.75 ERA in 6 appearances that year.
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Re: Former Tiger Atchinson Makes Red Sox Roster
[ Author: gotigersredsox | Posted: Apr 3, 2010 6:21 PM ]

Will be funny watching Atchison now pitch for my MLB team instead of my NPB team! Hopefully he can keep up the good work. In Red Sox--Japan news, a bummer about Tazawa, but good to see Atchison have a good spring.
Re: Former Tiger Atchinson Makes Red Sox Roster
[ Author: gotigersredsox | Posted: Apr 7, 2010 11:29 AM ]

Talk about pressure. After being the last man to make the team, Atchison's first appearance was in a one-run game with the bases loaded against Mark Teixeira. Fortunately, got him to fly out, helping to clean up Okajima's mess!
Re: Former Tiger Atchinson Makes Red Sox Roster
[ Author: gotigersredsox | Posted: Apr 7, 2010 12:05 PM ]

But gave up a long fly ball and home run the next inning...
Re: Former Tiger Atchinson Makes Red Sox Roster
[ Author: Guest | Posted: Apr 7, 2010 12:36 PM ]

Scutaro helped, right?
Re: Former Tiger Atchinson Makes Red Sox Roster
[ Author: gotigersredsox | Posted: Apr 7, 2010 2:52 PM ]

Yeah, definitely not all Okajima's fault. Atchison dealt with a lot of pressure pitching for Hanshin, so hopefully he can perform well in one of the tougher places to play in MLB. I'll be pulling for him.
Re: Former Tiger Atchinson Makes Red Sox Roster
[ Author: gotigersredsox | Posted: Apr 8, 2010 3:59 PM ]

Certainly trial by fire for Atchison. Was brought in today again with men on in the 10th. Did OK, but walked a batter and gave up a run on a fielder's choice. With all the Yankees bats, could have been a lot worse.
Re: Former Tiger Atchinson Makes Red Sox Roster
[ Author: gotigersredsox | Posted: Apr 28, 2010 10:46 AM ]

Unfortunately, Atchison has already been sent down to the minors. He started OK, but has had a couple rough recent outings. The Sox bullpen has been a bit of a mess, so hopefully he'll get another chance.
Re: Former Tiger Atchinson Makes Red Sox Roster
[ Author: gotigersredsox | Posted: May 29, 2010 7:34 AM ]

I realize that this is an old thread, but I just need to add this.
With Ellsbury back on the DL, Atchinson has just been called back up. Hopefully he'll do well.
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