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May 26, 2009 at 5:31 PM

Price promoted to Salem

After posting a 3-2 record and a 2.45 ERA in 8 starts for the Low-A Greenville Drive, Bryan Price has earned a promotion to High-A Salem and will take a spot in the team's starting rotation. In 44.0 innings, Price struck out 40, walked 12, and yielded a .223 batting average against South Atlantic League hitters before getting the promotion. He will be taking the roster spot of Eammon Portice, who was temporarily assigned to Lowell. A supplemental first-round pick by the Red Sox in the 2008 draft out of Rice, Price plied his trade for the Spinners last season, going 1-3 with a 3.83 ERA and 43 strikeouts in 40.0 innings.

In other news, Salem relief pitcher Josh Papelbon has been placed on the disabled list. He will be replaced by Andrew Dobies, who had been pitching in extended spring training. The younger brother of Boston closer Jonathan Papelbon, Josh is 3-1 with a 4.98 ERA and 11 strikeouts against 7 walks in 21.2 innings out of the Salem bullpen.