View Full Version : Craig, Cook, Leon, Noe Ramirez First Sept Callups

09-01-2015, 04:22 PM
With the roster expanding for the final month of the regular season, the Red Sox will add four players to their clubhouse prior to Tuesdayís game against the Yankees at Fenway Park.
Included in the group who will promoted from Triple-A Pawtucket are first baseman Allen Craig, pitchers Ryan Cook and Noe Ramirez, and catcher Sandy Leon.

For Craig, it will be his first trip back to the major leagues since he played in a May 9 loss to Toronto. In 24 games with the Red Sox, the 31-year-old hit just .135 with a .430 OPS.

While with Triple-A Pawtucket, Craig was hitting .274 with a .718 OPS. He managed four home runs and 14 doubles in 93 games.

Both Ramirez and Cook figure to get semi-regular action of the Red Sox bullpen, with interim manager Torey Lovullo suggesting before Monday nightís win over the Yankees that any player called up would be relied on to contribute for the final month.weei.com

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09-02-2015, 09:31 AM
Not flattering bunch. Where is Barnes?

09-02-2015, 12:51 PM
Too early to call up Moncada/Benintendi?

09-02-2015, 02:53 PM
It'll be interesting to see how much time Craig gets and if it motivates HanRam to suddenly be healed. If Craig starts to look like he could hit again then Hanley might be riding the bench to the trade market. (Yeah, a stretch to be sure but he seems to be one of the very few guys not motivated to make an impression).

Not flattering bunch. Where is Barnes?
That's a really good question. Unless MiLB hasn't updated their stats, it does not appear that he has pitched since his last MLB outing on 8/22 which is obviously odd. Maybe they're just giving him some rest since they've played yo-yo with his role.

Whatever the reason for his MIA status, he's probably not eligible until today or tomorrow since he was demoted 8/23. Even with the roster expansion he's required to stay in the minors for 10 days before he is recalled if their season is still going on.

Too early to call up Moncada/Benintendi?

I would say yes. They're both much to far from MLB to call them up. They'd also have to clear a spot on the 40-man roster and expose someone they might want to keep. We've got some dead weight there (e.g., Brentz) but I'm sure they'd like to maintain their flexibility.

09-08-2015, 09:32 AM
Veteran lefty Rich Hill spent part of the season playing independent ball. He will end the year in the big leagues.

Hill, a Milton native, will join the Red Sox today, according to Lovullo, after going 3-2 with a 2.78 ERA and a 29-9 strikeout-to-walk ratio in five starts for Triple-A Pawtucket.

Itís possible the Red Sox could use Hill as part of an expanded six-man starting rotation. The 35-year-old has had most of his success in the big leagues as a reliever, including a 1.14 ERA in 40 appearances during parts of three seasons with the Sox from 2010-12.

Right-hander Jonathan Aro also will join the Sox. . . .

After striking out two batters and throwing 18 pitches in a scoreless seventh inning of Pawtucketís season finale, right-hander Matt Barnes will be evaluated by the Red Sox medical staff and could be added to the roster. Barnes hadnít pitched in two weeks because of elbow soreness.Boston Herald