BOSTON (AP) – Boston Red Sox right-hander Matt Mantei, who missed part of the season with an ankle injury, on Tuesday became the team’s second relief pitcher to file for free agency.

Mike Myers filed on Monday, and a third Boston reliever, Mike Timlin, is eligible to do so.

Mantei underwent ligament surgery on his left ankle in late July and missed the rest of the season. He had an ERA of 6.49 when he went on the 60-day disabled list, and his season record was 1-0 with 22 strikeouts in 34 appearances over 26 1/3 innings.

Last week, outfielder Johnny Damon, second baseman Tony Graffanino, first baseman Kevin Millar and third baseman Bill Mueller became free agents.

First baseman John Olerud also is eligible to file.

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