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Red Sox place Brian Johnson on outright waivers

With just over a week to go before next week's deadline to tender contracts to players, the Red Sox Monday placed left-handed pitcher Brian Johnson on outright waivers, according to The Athletic.

The move comes at a time when the Red Sox are trying to reduce payroll, with an eye toward getting under the first competitive balance tax (CBT) threshold of $208 million, though it should be noted that the money saved should Johnson be claimed will be minimal. Johnson made just $575,000 in 2019 -- a notch above the minimum salary in the major leagues.

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