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Red Sox to call up Allen Webster for Sunday’s start in place of Jake Peavy

Jul 26, 2014, 6:25 PM EDT

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With a rotation spot now available following today’s trade of Jake Peavy, the Red Sox will call up right-handed pitcher Allen Webster from Triple-A to start on Sunday in Tampa against the Rays,’s Alex Speier reports. It will be his first outing in the big leagues this season.

Webster, 24, made his major league debut on April 21 last year and made intermittent starts throughout the season. Overall, he finished with an ugly 8.60 ERA in 30 1/3 innings spanning seven starts and one relief appearance. His numbers at Triple-A Pawtucket this season have been pretty good — he has a 3.10 ERA with a 100/44 K/BB ratio in 122 innings.

  1. proudlycanadian - Jul 26, 2014 at 9:59 PM

    I have been watching the NESN broadcast of tonight’s Red Sox Rays game and noted that the penchant of Red Sox management to stab players in the back once they leave is still unabated. Instead of saying something nice and wishing Peavy good luck in a pennant race, Cherington was quoted as saying that the Red Sox think that their young pitchers (Webster and Workman) will contribute as much as Peavy did.

    Last season Peavy helped the Red Sox win the World Series. He should have commented that he hoped that Peavy would have a chance to pitch in another World Series. He might not mean it; however, that would be the decent way to handle Peavey’s departure.

    • unclemosesgreen - Jul 27, 2014 at 6:22 AM

      Cherington (from Boston Herald) “I would certainly make (last year’s) trade again – we won the World Series, and he was a part of it. He’s going to a good team. He’s going to pitch for a manager he knows and a team that’s certainly in it, and we hope it works out well for him and we certainly wish him the best.”

      Mike Napoli: “We’re going to miss him. He was a great competitor, great teammate. His record doesn’t show what kind of pitcher he is. The Giants got a good pitcher.”

      John Farrell: “You hate to see a guy of his caliber (go),” said John Farrell, “and what he’s meant since coming over from a trade a year ago He’s a talented pitcher, a guy you entrusted with the ball knowing he was going to keep a game under control and give us an opportunity to win. He pitched clearly better than the won-loss record indicated, but he was pivotal in our clubhouse with the kind of competitive fire he has.”

      I could go on and on – but I think my point is made.

      At this point the only differences between you and Unclean Harold are at least he did his homework, and his team actually wins something once in a while.

      • proudlycanadian - Jul 27, 2014 at 6:48 AM

        Thank you for the clarification.

      • unclemosesgreen - Jul 27, 2014 at 7:58 AM

        When I see people “reporting” with all the accuracy of Faux News, I feel compelled to respond. There are plenty of things to make fun of the Red Sox for that are true, not sure why you felt the need to make stuff up.

      • proudlycanadian - Jul 27, 2014 at 8:09 AM

        I was responding to what I heard on TV and to me it was a dig at Peavy.

      • unclemosesgreen - Jul 27, 2014 at 8:23 AM

        You were seeing what you wanted to see and you lobbed a non-factual allegation based on an out-of-context snippet that you couldn’t even bother to quote.

        Cherington was responding directly to speculation that this trade signified the Red Sox punting on this season, and he merely pointed out that the organization feels that they have pitchers of comparable ability to fill in. If anything he was damning the farm options with faint praise – Peavy is sporting a 4.72 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP.

        I’d like to think there is someone on the vaunted farm who can improve on that.

      • proudlycanadian - Jul 27, 2014 at 8:51 AM

        We will see what else happens on the trade front. Will the Jays be facing Workman or Lester next week?

      • unclemosesgreen - Jul 27, 2014 at 9:49 AM

        Looks like y’all get Bucholz, Rubby & Lester, presuming Lester isn’t traded before then.

      • proudlycanadian - Jul 27, 2014 at 10:01 AM

        The Jays beat Buchholz and Ruby last week but have had difficulty playing in Fenway

      • unclemosesgreen - Jul 27, 2014 at 10:05 AM

        Jays are a very left handed hitting team with EE, Lawrie & now Reimold on the shelf. Lester is the only pitcher I see posing a potential problem for that offense.

      • proudlycanadian - Jul 27, 2014 at 10:08 AM

        As you know, I am hoping that Lester will be traded. He matches up very well against the Jays.

      • unclemosesgreen - Jul 27, 2014 at 10:21 AM

        Lester has indicated that he’d be open to re-signing with the Sawks this offseason even if he gets dealt, so I wouldn’t mind a trade so much if the price is right. It’s a crazy seller’s market right now.

        Lester would make a ton of sense for the Pirates, in particular.

      • proudlycanadian - Jul 27, 2014 at 10:24 AM

        It all depends on the quality of the player(s) offered for him. I suspect that there has bee discussions with several tams.

      • unclemosesgreen - Jul 27, 2014 at 10:25 AM

        Exactly so.

  2. tmc602014 - Jul 26, 2014 at 10:50 PM

    Buzzie Bavasi let Nolan Ryan leave the Angels, saying he could pick up two 8-7 pitchers to replace him. Even in the pre-sabr era everyone in So Cal knew that was a classless remark, as well as shortsighted and ignorant of his contribution. For decades I thought that was the poorest send-off ever, but the Sawks keep surprising me. The only good thing to say is that it’s an attributed quote, so we now know who the biggest ass&)_$ is.

  3. stopthemadness101 - Jul 26, 2014 at 11:08 PM

    Hopefully Archer buries the Red Sox tomorrow

  4. gotampabay52 - Jul 27, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    Screw the jays & the Red Sox go Rays

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