The Boston Red Sox continue to reshuffle their roster amid their worst slump of the season.
The Red Sox on Tuesday recalled right-handed reliever Pat Light from Triple-A Pawtucket. Boston had a big league roster spot open after optioning Monday’s starter, Eduardo Rodriguez, to Pawtucket.
Rodriguez failed to escape the third inning Monday night, allowing nine runs in a 13-7 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.
It’s unclear how long Light’s stint in the big leagues — the second of his career — will last. However, the Boston bullpen has been forced to work overtime over the last two weeks, and the Red Sox need every able arm they can find at the moment.
Light has been very good for Pawtucket since the middle of May. Dating back to May 21 (10 appearances), Light has tossed 12 scoreless innings with four saves, allowing just six hits while striking out 13. On the season, Light has a 2.05 ERA, striking out more than a batter per inning to go along with five saves.
Light made his major league debut earlier this season, allowing two runs in his only inning.
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