The Boston Red Sox released pitcher Tyler Thornburg on Wednesday, ending his disappointing career with the team.
Thornburg, 30, was acquired at the 2016 winter meetings as part of an exchange with the Milwaukee Brewers against bottom-trader Travis Shaw and minor league prospects Mauricio Dubon, Josh Pennington and Yeison Coke.
The Red Sox saw Thornburg as a key player, an organizer of Craig Kimbrel, and were ready to part with Shaw, who had demonstrated his power as a versatile field player for the Red Sox in 2016.
Thornburg missed the entire 2017 season after being sidelined for a thoracic parade syndrome operation. He played only 41 games in the next two seasons due to injuries and inefficiency. His career with the Red Sox ended with 42 out of two shots, a 2-0 record and a 6.54 ERA.
Meanwhile, Shaw has become the Brewers' third baseman every day, scoring 31 homers in 2017 and 32 in 2018. He has struggled this season, beating .164 with six homers in 57 games before starting the season. 39 to be sent to Triple-A on June 28th.
Dubon, a midfielder, made his first major league appearance on Sunday. Dubon was touched at .307 with 14 home runs and 42 points scored in more than 83 games for the Triple-A San Antonio this season.