The rotating door to the Boston Red Sox bullpen continues, as the team has made more moves to call in reinforcements for their overworked relievers. Manager John Farrell confirmed on WEEI's Dale and Holley show that left-handed pitcher Tommy Layne and right-hander Dalier Hinojosa have been called up from Triple A-Pawtucket, while outfielder Jackie Bradley, Jr. will be sent back down and Anthony Varvaro has been designated for assignment.
Layne was with the team earlier this month, making 4 appearances out of the Red Sox bullpen and posting a 5.79 ERA in 4.2 innings. The results have been much better in Pawtucket, as he's thrown 5 shutout innings in relief for the PawSox.
Hinojosa has yet to pitch in a regular season major league game. He has a 3.68 ERA in 7.1 innings with 9 strikeouts this season for Pawtucket.
Sending Bradley, Jr. back to Triple-A comes as no surprise, considering his latest stint with the big league team was expected to be brief. He was called up on Tuesday to add depth to the bench while Mike Napoli was unavailable due to illness, but with Napoli back in the lineup on Wednesday, the need for bullpen arms outweighed the need for an extra position player.Read more... Join the Conversation...