September 5, 2010 at 11:41 AM
As first tweeted by Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal, the Red Sox will purchase the contract of Pawtucket reliever Robert Coello today and add him to the major league bullpen. Coello, 25, has pitched in 32 games (13 starts) with Triple-A Pawtucket and Double-A Portland this season, going 7-6 with a 3.86 ERA. He was converted to the PawSox bullpen on August 7. In 9 Triple-A relief appearances this season, the big right-hander has put up a 1.40 ERA, holding opposing batters to a .109 batting average while striking out 24 batters in 19.1 innings.
The Red Sox acquired Coello, a converted catcher, from Edmonton of the independent Golden Baseball League in November 2008. He went 5-3 with a 2.05 ERA for High-A Salem in 2009, striking out 82 batters in 66 innings.