Boston Red Sox: My all-time favorite short-tenured players

BOSTON, MA - JULY 29: General aerial views of Fenway Park during a game between the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox in Boston, Massachusetts on July 29, 2015. (Photo by Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - JULY 29: General aerial views of Fenway Park during a game between the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox in Boston, Massachusetts on July 29, 2015. (Photo by Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images) /
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NEW YORK, NY – MAY 14: Mike Cameron #23 of the Boston Red Sox warms up before playing the New York Yankees on May 14, 2011 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 14: Mike Cameron #23 of the Boston Red Sox warms up before playing the New York Yankees on May 14, 2011 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /

Next, at the center field slot I have Mike Cameron. To be honest, there weren’t many great options at CF, but I was a fan of Cameron on the Sox.

Cameron was not good by any means on the Red Sox. He signed a two year deal in late 2009 to join the team. Even though the Red Sox were an older team to begin with (most of the contributing guys were over 30 on the 2010 roster), the veteran presence he provided was good for the team, and he seemed like a fun loving guy, always having a smile on his face, just like in this picture of him warming up with some of his teammates before a game.

Cameron was in his 16th year in the MLB that season as a 37 year old, so he didn’t contribute too much. He could’ve been a good influence on a young Jacoby Ellsbury.

As I’m writing this, I’m seeing how little Cameron did contribute to this team, so I’m really starting to think I just liked him because we share the same name. Anyways, Cameron had 4 home runs and 15 RBI’s in limited playing time out in center field and batted .260.

Boston designated him for assignment in 2011 after batting .149. He wasn’t the All-Star he was way back in 2001, but hey, I liked the guy.