The Boston Red Sox have added right-handed pitchers Jamie Callahan and Austin Maddox to the team's 2017 Spring Training roster as non-roster invitees.
President of Baseball Operations David Dombrowski made the announcement.
Callahan, 22, has made 110 minor league appearances since being selected by the Red Sox in the second round of the 2012 June Draft. He began his professional career as a starting pitcher, but he moved to the bullpen during the 2015 season and spent all of 2016 as a reliever. In 56 appearances since June 11, 2015, the right-hander has posted a 2.88 ERA (39 ER/121.2 IP), a .217 opponent batting average, and 125 strikeouts against only 97 hits. In 2015 and 2016, Callahan held right-handed hitters to a .208 batting average (69-for-331) and surrendered only one home run in 269 at-bats against left-handers. Following his 2016 season with High-A Salem, the South Carolina native posted a 0.75 ERA (1 ER/12.0 IP) in 12 appearances for Surprise in the Arizona Fall League.
Maddox, 25, went 5-3 with five saves, a 3.59 ERA (27 ER/67.2 IP), and 64 strikeouts in 39 appearances (two starts) in 2016 for High-A Salem (13 games), Double-A Portland (23 games), and Triple-A Pawtucket (three games). He limited left-handed hitters to a .211 batting average (23-for-109), including a .149 (10-for-67) mark with the Sea Dogs and PawSox. Following the season, Maddox appeared in 11 games and pitched 8.2 innings for Zulia in the Venezuelan Winter League. Selected by the Red Sox in the third round of the 2012 June Draft, the Jacksonville, FL native is 11-15 with a 4.58 ERA (108 ER/212.0 IP) in 106 minor league appearances (13 starts). In his last three seasons (2014-16), he has held left-handed hitters to a .215 batting average (42-for-195).
BOSTON RED SOX NON-ROSTER INVITEES (17)
PITCHERS (7): Jamie Callahan, Kyle Kendrick, Austin Maddox, Edgar Olmos, Chandler Shepherd, Ben Taylor, Marcus Walden
CATCHERS (3): Dan Butler, Jake DePew, Jordan Procyshen
INFIELDERS (4): Allen Craig, Rafael Devers, Matt Dominguez, Sam Travis
OUTFIELDERS (3): Brian Bogusevic, Rusney Castillo, Junior Lake
BOSTON RED SOX 40-MAN ROSTER (40)
PITCHERS (22): Fernando Abad, Matt Barnes, Roenis Elias, Heath Hembree, Brian Johnson, Joe Kelly, Craig Kimbrel, Kyle Martin, Henry Owens, Drew Pomeranz, Rick Porcello, David Price, Noe Ramirez, Eduardo Rodriguez, Robbie Ross Jr., Chris Sale, Robby Scott, Carson Smith, Tyler Thornburg, Brandon Workman, Steven Wright, Luis Ysla
CATCHERS (3): Sandy Leon, Blake Swihart, Christian Vazquez
INFIELDERS (9): Xander Bogaerts, Marco Hernandez, Brock Holt, Deven Marrero, Mitch Moreland, Dustin Pedroia, Hanley Ramirez, Josh Rutledge, Pablo Sandoval
OUTFIELDERS (6): Andrew Benintendi, Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr., Bryce Brentz, Steve Selsky, Chris Young