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May 21, 2010 at 4:01 PM

Kehrt promoted to Portland; Hammes, Peterson to Salem


The promotion of Felix Doubront to Pawtucket set off a chain reaction across the system, with a slew of roster moves being made late this week. To fill Doubront's spot on the pitching staff, Jeremy Kehrt was promoted to Portland. Kehrt has made ten appearances for Salem on the season, shuffling between the bullpen as a piggyback starter and the rotation as he has since his debut in Gulf Coast League in 2008. He was 2-1 with 3.71 ERA and 3 saves in 34.0 innings of work.

To take Kehrt's spot, Zach Hammes was added to the Salem roster from Extended Spring Training. Hammes, a former second-round pick, retired in 2008 after eight seasons in the Dodgers organization, but came out of retirement to sign with Boston during spring training. The 26-year-old righty made two appearances in Triple-A in 2006, but spent all of the two seasons before his temporary retirement with Double-A Jacksonville.

In other news, Salem also received outfielder Bryan Peterson from Extended Spring Training Wednesday. He spent the last two seasons in the Gulf Coast League as well, batting .256 with 2 home runs and 36 RBI over two years. Salem had been playing a man short since Anthony Rizzo's promotion to Portland last week. Finally, the Red Sox released pitcher Devern Hansack. Signed out of the Nicaraguan professional league in 2006, Hansack made 9 major league appearances for the Red Sox over 3 seasons, the last of which came in 2008. He pitched only 1.0 inning for Pawtucket last season before separating his shoulder, an injury he spent the year before his release rehabbing.