Cameron was batting .149/.212/.256 in 105 plate appearances this season.
Despite not living up to expectations in Boston and having a down 2011, I am a little surprised by this move. With Carl Crawford's injury and with Jacoby Ellsbury and J.D. Drew being injury risks, I thought the Red Sox would keep Cameron around. He still can play all three outfield positions fairly well.
I guess Boston has more faith in Darnell McDonald as a right-handed OF off the bench than they did Cameron. Josh Reddick now becomes Boston’s top fourth OF option.
Cameron should have no problem finding work once he clears waivers. Like I said earlier, Cameron can still play all three OF positions, and from everything I have read and heard, he is a very good clubhouse guy.