August 9, 2009 at 10:33 PM
The revolving door in the Boston bullpen continues to turn, and this time it's Fernando Cabrera's turn. Cabrera, the Pawtucket closer who is 20 for 20 in save opportunities this season, has been called up to the major leagues. The 27-year-old righthander has put up a 1.69 ERA in 48.0 Triple-A innings, striking out 45 and walking 20 while limiting opposing hitters to a .202 average. He has spent parts of five seasons in the major leagues in his career for Cleveland and Baltimore, going 8-7 with a 5.02 ERA and 185 strikeouts in 168.2 innings. He will be taking the place of Enrique Gonzalez, who was designated for assignment just a day after being called up from Pawtucket and throwing 1.2 innings against the Yankees in New York.
Taking the Pawtucket roster spot vacated by Cabrera will be Adam Mills, who was promoted from Double-A Portland after the Sea Dogs game this afternoon, this according to Kevin Thomas of the Portland Press Herald. Mills, an eighth-round draft choice by the Red Sox in 2007, had gone 10-5 with a 4.24 ERA in 20 Double-A starts. In 110.1 innings, Mills had struck out 73 and walked only 26. In two plus seasons in the Red Sox system, Mills has put up a 20-15 career record with a 3.97 ERA in 290.0 innings.