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10/13/2006 6:02 PM ET
Red Sox announce roster moves
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BOSTON -- The Red Sox today announced the following moves on the club's major league roster:

• Righthanded pitchers Mike Burns and Bryan Corey have agreed to terms on 2007 contracts and have both been assigned outright to Triple-A Pawtucket of the International League.

• Righthanded pitcher Kevin Jarvis, catcher Ken Huckaby, and infielders Alejandro Machado and Carlos Pena have all elected free agency.

Burns had no record and a 4.70 ERA in seven relief appearances after being acquired from Cincinnati on August 29. The righthander also appeared in 11 games with the Reds and was 6-1 in 40 appearances at Triple-A Louisville.

Corey was 1-0 with a 4.57 ERA in 16 relief appearances with Boston and 0-0, 7.20 in three outings at Triple-A Pawtucket after being acquired from Texas on July 30. He had gone 1-1 with a 2.60 ERA in 16 games with the Rangers and also pitched at Double-A Frisco and Triple-A Oklahoma in the Texas organization.

Jarvis went 0-1, 4.86 in four games/three starts with Boston after being acquired from Arizona on August 31. He also pitched in five contests with the Diamondbacks. Huckaby batted .200 with one RBI in eight games with Boston and .219 with two homers and 23 RBI in 88 games at Pawtucket in 2007.

Pena hit .273 with one homer and three RBI in 18 games with the Red Sox and .459 with four homers and eight RBI in 11 games at Pawtucket after being signed as a free agent by the Boston organization on August 17. The first baseman spent most of 2007 at Triple-A Columbus in the New York Yankees organization. Machado saw extensive action at second base and shortstop for Triple-A Pawtucket in 2007, hitting .260 with four homers and 32 RBI in 116 games.

The moves leave Boston with 34 players on its major league roster plus four players (LHP Abe Alvarez, RHP Matt Clement, LHP Jon Lester, RHP David Pauley) on the 60-day disabled list.

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