BOSTON — One day after the Red Sox manager John Farrell was forced to use six pitchers in a loss to the Toronto Blue Jays, the team made a few roster moves Wednesday to bolster its beleaguered bullpen.
The Red Sox recalled left-handed pitcher Tommy Layne and added right-handed pitcher Dalier Hinojosa from Triple-A Pawtucket, while optioning outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. to the PawSox and designating pitcher Anthony Varvaro for assignment.
Farrell confirmed the moves before Wednesday night’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park.
The bullpen has been used heavily since the start of the season given the starting rotation’s problems going deep into games. Adding two pitchers gives Farrell more options if he needs to go to his relievers early again Wednesday night.
Bradley Jr. wasn’t needed, with first baseman Mike Napoli back in the lineup after battling an illness over the last few days.
Varvaro is 0-1 with a 4.09 ERA, six walks, eight strikeouts in 11 innings for Boston this season. He’s given up four earned runs and six hits in 3 1/3 innings spanning his last three appearances.
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