When the Boston Red Sox traded starting pitcher Jake Peavy to the San Francisco Giants on Saturday, they left a noticeable hole at the back end of their pitching rotation.
That hole was filled on Sunday by 24-year-old righthander Allen Webster, who was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket to get the start in the team’s season finale against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Webster has just seven major league starts to his name, and Sunday marks his first appearance of the 2014 season at the big-league level.
Manager John Farrell says that Webster is up to the challenge, however, and remarked before Sunday’s game that the righty had one of the more impressive spring trainings of any player on the team this spring.
Hear more from Farrell on Webster in the video above.