A new rule instituted by Major League Baseball this season allows teams to add a 26th player to their roster on days when they play a doubleheader.
Left-handed pitcher Tommy Layne will benefit from that rule on Saturday, as he gets the call from Triple-A Pawtucket and will be available to the Boston Red Sox for the second game of their doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles.
The 29-year-old Layne has impressed in Pawtucket so far this season, compiling a 5-1 record with a 1.51 ERA and six saves in 30 appearances for the PawSox.
Hear what manager John Farrell had to say about Layne in the video above.
Thumbnail photo via Twitter/@SoxNH