The Boston Red Sox today recalled left-handed pitcher Fabio Castro from Triple-A Pawtucket. Outfielder Josh Reddick was optioned to Pawtucket following last night’s game. Castro will be active for tonight’s game in San Francisco, wearing No. 55.
The announcement was made by Executive Vice President/General Manager Theo Epstein.
Castro, 25, will be in his second stint with the Red Sox this season, also April 27-28, but has not appeared in a game with the club. He has made 17 appearances (five starts) for the PawSox this year, going 3-5 with a 6.65 ERA (32 ER/43.1 IP), 36 strikeouts and 22 walks. The left-hander is 3-2 with a 4.26 ERA (12 ER/25.1 IP) in his 12 relief appearances and is 1-1 with a 3.46 mark (5 ER/13.0 IP) in his last eight outings, all out of the bullpen. Castro is in his first season in the Red Sox organization after signing as a free agent in December. In 30 career Major League games (one start) over parts of two seasons with Texas (2006) and Philadelphia (2006-07), he is 0-1 with one save and a 3.30 ERA (16 ER/43.2 IP).
The 23-year-old Reddick was recalled on Tuesday (June 22) for his third stint with the Red Sox and started each of the last three games in right field, going 1-for-8 (.125) with a walk. In 11 games overall with Boston in 2010, he is 4-for-25 (.160) with a double, triple, two RBI, two runs and a walk. He has also appeared in 57 games with the PawSox this season, hitting .218 (47-for-216) with six home runs and 27 RBI.