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June 27, 2011 at 7:19 PM

Speier: Head promoted to Salem

According to WEEI.com's Alex Speier, the Red Sox have promoted first baseman Miles Head to High-A Salem.

A recent participant in the South Atlantic League All-Star Game, Head ranked near the top of the circuit in many offensive categories. The 20-year-old led the league with 25 doubles and 61 runs, was second with a .338 batting average, 15 home runs and 89 hits, third with a .612 slugging percentage and 53 RBI, and was sixth with a .409 on-base percentage.

Head was named the Red Sox' top hitter in the 2010 Fall Instructional League. Selected in the 26th round of the 2009 draft out of high school in Georgia as a third baseman, Head moved to first base last summer with the Lowell Spinners.

A countermove will need to be made on Salem's roster to accommodate the promotion.