Red Sox recall right-handed pitcher Noe Ramirez from Triple-A Pawtucket
Prior to tonight's game against the Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox right-handed pitcher Noe Ramirez was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket. To make room on the 25-man roster, right-handed pitcher Joe Kelly was optioned to Pawtucket following last night's game against the Orioles. Ramirez will be available for tonight's game against Baltimore at Camden Yards beginning at 7:05 p.m.
In addition, outfielder/infielder Brock Holt was transferred from the seven-day concussion disabled list to the 15-day disabled list.
President of Baseball Operations David Dombrowski made the announcement.
For Ramirez, who made his first career Opening Day roster this year, this will be his fifth major league stint of the season. The 26-year-old last pitched for the Red Sox on April 23 at Houston, and in nine games with the club has posted a 5.79 ERA (6 ER/9.1 IP) with 10 strikeouts and no record. Each of Ramirez's five outings with Pawtucket since May 10 has been scoreless, recording six strikeouts in 7.1 innings during that span. Selected by Boston in the fourth round of the 2011 June Draft, the Los Angeles native is 0-1 with a 4.84 ERA (12 ER/22.1 IP) and 23 strikeouts in 26 career major league appearances, as well as 11-14 with 28 saves and a 2.86 ERA (90 ER/283.1 IP) in 132 games (17 starts) in the minors.
Kelly, 27, is 2-0 with an 8.46 ERA (21 ER/22.1 IP) and 27 strikeouts in six starts with the Red Sox this season. The right-hander is unbeaten in his last 15 major league starts dating back to August 1, 2015, going 10-0 with a 4.66 ERA (38 ER/73.1 IP) in that time. In 41 starts since being acquired by Boston from the St. Louis Cardinals on July 31, 2014, Kelly has gone 16-8 with a 5.00 ERA (121 ER/218.0 IP). Selected by the Cardinals in the third round of the 2009 June Draft, the California native has made 109 appearances (79 starts) between Boston and St. Louis, combining to go 33-22 with a 4.04 ERA (217 ER/484.0 IP).