The Boston Red Sox have officially recalled right-handed relief pitcher Noe Ramirez from Triple-A Pawtucket, the club announced on Friday afternoon. In what has become a corresponding roster move, the Red Sox have elected to option left-handed relief pitcher Robbie Ross Jr. down to the same affiliate.
Entering play on Friday evening against the Oakland Athletics having won two of their last three games, the Red Sox will now be turning to their ace in Chris Sale after dropping the first game of the current series, 8-3.
The 27-year-old Ramirez has continued to waver between Boston and Triple-A Pawtucket in each of the last three seasons. Spending his entire three-year big league career as member of the Red Sox, he has already made one relief appearance for the club thus far into the 2017 regular season.
Over the course of a mere 1.2 innings of work, Ramirez tallied one strikeout while failing to allow a hit, walk or run. For his big league career, the right-hander has produced a 4.88 ERA over the course of 32 regular-season relief appearances and a total of 27.2 innings of work.
On the other hand, the 27-year-old Ross has spent the last three go-rounds as a member of the Red Sox after originally breaking into the major leagues with three seasons as a member of the Texas Rangers. Over the course of eight relief appearances this season, Ross currently owns an even 7.00 ERA alongside one hold. Amassing nine innings of work in all in 2017, the seasoned southpaw has also struck out nine opposing batters while walking five others.