According to manager John Farrell, Webster will start the second game of the Red Sox’ doubleheader against the Royals on Sunday, thus marking the right-hander’s major league debut.
Webster, whom the Red Sox acquired in last year’s megadeal with the Dodgers, was very impressive while pitching with the big league club during spring training, and he’s already off to a solid start at Triple-A Pawtucket. The hard-throwing righty owns a 0.90 ERA (one earned run in 10 innings) in two starts thus far for the PawSox.
Webster, who consistently throws in the high 90’s, was listed as the 49th-best prospect in baseball prior to this season by Baseball America.
It’s unclear at this point what roster move the Red Sox are making in order to bring up Webster.