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Red Sox expected to call up Rubby De La Rosa to start on Wednesday

Jul 6, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT

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With Friday’s game postponed due to rain and Saturday’s doubleheader against the Orioles this past weekend, the Red Sox will be in need of a spot starter during the week. As a result, the Red Sox are expected to call up Rubby De La Rosa from Triple-A Pawtucket to start on Wednesday against the White Sox, ESPN Boston’s Gordon Edes writes.

De La Rosa threw 21 pitches in one inning in a start for Pawtucket on Sunday before being pulled, so he would be fine to pitch several days later.

The 25-year-old De La Rosa has made five starts at the big league level for the Red Sox this season. Over 32 1/3 innings spanning five starts, he has a 2.51 ERA) and a 30/8 K/BB ratio. He has a 3.51 ERA with a 56/24 K/BB ratio in 59 innings spanning 11 starts for Pawtucket.

  1. bronco58lb - Jul 7, 2014 at 12:14 AM

    The Sox should stop messing around, yank Peavy from the rotation and give his spot to Rubby.

    • darkorameses - Jul 7, 2014 at 8:33 AM

      Finally, someone with some sense!! They should hire you as “President of Baseball Operations”.

      • yahmule - Jul 7, 2014 at 3:53 PM

        Somebody in baseball should hire him. You’re not going to find many people who understand the game better.

    • proudlycanadian - Jul 7, 2014 at 9:06 AM

      I have no problem with Peavy. Furthermore, I am jealous that a Red Sox fan is dumping on their last place team. I thought that was my job.

  2. timmmah10 - Jul 7, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    I don’t know how the Red Sox don’t find a permanent home for this guy in the rotation. He’s been very good for them… and when he was first called up for the Dodgers a few seasons ago, he was very good for them also.

    I hope the give him an extended look for once… instead of letting money call the shots on who stays and who goes.

    • proudlycanadian - Jul 7, 2014 at 10:45 AM

      He probably does deserve to be in the rotation; however, deciding what to do about Lester and his contract is a bigger priority.

  3. 18thstreet - Jul 7, 2014 at 11:02 AM

    I’m pleased the progress of many of the young pitchers in the system. De La Rosa, Webster, and Ranaudo have all been pitching well. I don’t have a clue what the team has planned, but one has to imagine that there are changes coming. It’s hard to see why a contending team would necessarily want Peavy, but he’s certainly better than a lot of 5th starters out there. And I’d imagine there’s a rebuilding club that would be willing to take a chance on Buccholz. Lackey is due to earn the league minimum next year, and is thus very valuable. I can’t see why the Red Sox would trade him, but there’s certainly an offer that makes a deal plausible. And, aside from the starters, Koji is hugely valuable; Miller is an able lefty specialist, and Badenhop’s been good, too. (I think all three are free agents at the end of the year.)

    It will be interesting to see who is in the rotation by mid-August.

  4. ken1lutheran - Jul 7, 2014 at 12:44 PM

    De la Rosa belongs in the majors now; there is no further value to keeping him at Pawtucket.

    • 18thstreet - Jul 7, 2014 at 1:29 PM

      Pesky new rule this year: you’re only allowed a certain (limited!) number of players on the major league roster.

  5. theRed - Jul 8, 2014 at 5:31 AM

    Looking at the roster, the 3 guys that can go down are Nava, Workman, and Betts.

    There’s a storm a’coming

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