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Red Sox call up pitching prospect Allen Webster

Apr 20, 2013, 8:10 PM EDT

Allen Webster

The Red Sox have promoted right-hander Allen Webster to pitch in the nightcap of tomorrow’s double-header against the Royals, reports Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald. Webster was acquired in last August’s megadeal with the Dodgers, which saw Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, and Nick Punto move to the West coast.

Webster is expected to be sent back to Triple-A Pawtucket immediately after his start, but it is still a praiseworthy promotion for the young hurler, who was rated the #49 overall prospect going into the 2013 season by Baseball America. In two starts spanning ten innings at Triple-A, he had a 0.90 ERA with 12 strikeouts and three walks.

Lauber points out that MLB’s rules allow teams to add a 26th player for double-headers, which means the Red Sox don’t need to make any other moves to make room for Webster’s one-day promotion.

  1. deadeyedesign23 - Apr 21, 2013 at 1:40 AM

    I choose yo believe that Webster plays for a minor league team called the Cookouts. Don’t try and change my mind.

    • koufaxmitzvah - Apr 21, 2013 at 8:34 AM

      You sure that second O is not a C?

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