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Red Sox announce they've released reliever Tyler Thornburg

By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com The Red Sox announced on Wednesday that they've released right-handed pitcher Tyler Thornburg. The reliever refused an assignment to Triple-A Pawtucket, which precipitated his ultimate release. Thornburg, 30, made just 16 appearances in 2019 after attempting a comeback from thoracic outlet surgery. He posted an ugly 7.71 ERA, allowing 21 hits…