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August 11, 2011 at 4:04 PM

September call-up options

With September call-ups just a few weeks away, let’s take a look at the players the Red Sox may promote from the minors to add to the active roster for the stretch run.

In the past five years, the club has added somewhere between seven and 11 minor leaguers to its active roster each September, in varying capacities -- some have come aboard as impact role players, while others join the club just to get their first taste of a major league clubhouse atmosphere. Similarly, some are added immediately on Sept. 1 when the active roster expands from 25 to 40, others are not promoted until Triple-A Pawtucket’s season ends (which is Sept. 5 this season, but could be later as the PawSox have a good chance at making the playoffs), and still others are only promoted for a cup of coffee if and when the club clinches a postseason berth.

Here’s the pool of players Boston will look to when considering who will make the active roster this September. Please note that this analysis could change considerably if the Red Sox make a waiver trade or two. In fact, it wouldn’t be surprising if such a trade included one or more of the players on the below list.

Check out the full column on ESPN Boston