Red Sox re-sign Bianchi, option Ross

Red Sox re-sign Bianchi, option Ross

ARLINGTON -- The Red Sox announced Sunday they have re-signed infielder Jeff Bianchi and optioned relief pitcher Robbie Ross Jr. to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Ross, a 25-year-old left-hander, has a 5.29 ERA in 15 appearances this season and allowed three hits and two earned runs over three innings in Saturday's 8-0 loss to the Rangers.

For Bianchi, it has been an odd week. He was called up from Pawtucket on May 24 and made only one appearance for the Red Sox as a pinch-runner before he was designated for assignment Thursday. Saturday, Bianchi elected to become a free agent, but ended up back with Boston on Sunday.

Bianchi has played 163 games in the Majors and spent three years in the Brewers organization before joining the Red Sox in 2015. Bianchi has a .216 career batting average with four home runs in 375 at-bats. He hit .302 for Pawtucket in 17 games earlier this season.

Worth noting

• Boston's offense ranked third in April with 113 runs scored. In May, the Red Sox are last in the Majors with only 79 runs.

David Ortiz has a career .295/.390/.586 line against the Rangers. His 32 career home runs against Texas is the most among active players. He went 2-for-4 with a double Saturday after two days out of the lineup.

Dustin Pedroia entered Sunday on a 10-game hitting streak, tied with Toronto's Chris Colabello for the longest active streak in the league. Pedroia has hit .390 with two homers in this streak.

Cody Stavenhagen is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.