Bobby Dalbec clearly has a fan in Jeter Downs.
Dalbec, promoted Sunday after the Red Sox traded Mitch Moreland, homered in his second big league at bat, helping power Boston to a 9-5 win over the Washington Nationals. The two-run shot drew a strong reaction from fellow top prospect Jeter Downs, who was acquired in the Mookie Betts trade.
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Dalbec wound up going 2-for-4 with two strikeouts in what was a strong Major League Baseball debut. The 25-year-old likely will see plenty of time at first base the rest of the season.
As for Downs, he likely is a year away from a big league promotion.