Sizemore’s revenge: scrap heap acquisitions that didn’t pan out for Red Sox
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Bob Hamelin (1999)
Hamelin was the 1994 AL Rookie of the Year, hitting 24 home runs and slashing .282/.388/.599 for the Royals. But he slumped mightily the following year in Kansas City and was on his fourth team by the time he arrived at Red Sox spring training in ’99.
With Mo Vaughn gone to California, Hamelin entered the competition for the first base job but was gone before the team headed north, eventually hanging it up the following year after spending time with the Toledo Mud Hens.