The Boston Red Sox’s roster is growing.
The Red Sox recalled pitcher Anthony Ranaudo and catcher Dan Butler before Tuesday’s game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. The moves come one day after Boston made pitcher Steven Wright its first September call-up of 2014.
Ranaudo is scheduled to start Wednesday’s game against the Yankees. It’ll be the fourth start of the right-hander’s career. The 24-year-old, who was optioned to Single-A Greenville on Saturday to make room on the active roster for Xander Bogaerts’ activation from the seven-day concussion disabled list, is 3-0 with a 4.50 ERA.
Ranaudo allowed three runs on five hits over six innings in his last start Friday against the Tampa Bay Rays. He has lasted six innings while surrendering three earned runs or fewer in all three of his major league starts. The big righty was named the International League’s Most Valuable Pitcher last week, as he went 14-4 with a 2.61 ERA in 24 starts with Triple-A Pawtucket this season.
Butler, who made his major league debut earlier this season, has appeared in three games with the Red Sox. The 27-year-old backstop is hitless in 11 at-bats.
The Red Sox’s active roster now features 28 players.