The Boston Red Sox now have some depth in their infield.
In a move made before Sunday’s game against the Detroit Tigers, the Sox optioned Reliever Noe Ramirez to Triple-AAA Pawtucket and called up Infielder Jemile Weeks.
Weeks played in 14 games with the Sox Big League Club last season after being acquired from the Baltimore Orioles last August.
The 28-year-old has played 51 games with the Pawtucket Red Sox this year, garnering a slash line of .207/.307/.310 made up of 36 hits, one Home Run, 23 walks, and has stolen five bases.
Reliever Noe Ramirez was optioned to Pawtucket to make room for Weeks on the 25-man Major League roster.
The reason the Sox are calling for Infield reinforcements is due to Second Baseman Dustin Pedroia being placed on the 15-day disabled list after re-injuring his hamstring.
Sox Manager John Farrell will likely use Weeks mostly as a late game defensive replacement.
Farrell had some nice words “All over the infield as well as he’s played a couple of games in the outfield,” Farrell said. “So kind of a super-utility that gives us some flexibility all around the diamond.”
The Sox, who have lost nine of their last ten games, take the field against the Tigers tonight at 7:08 PM.
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Peter Elliott writes about the NFL and MLB for Talking Baws.