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August 10, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Red Sox to recall Edwin Escobar from Pawtucket

The Red Sox have recalled Edwin Escobar from Pawtucket, as first reported by  Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe. Escobar was recently acquired on July 26 in a deal with the San Francisco Giants for Jake Peavy, and will replace Heath Hembree in the bullpen, who was acquired in the same trade. 

The Red Sox are likely looking for some long relief help in the bullpen after a 19-inning game last night in Anaheim. Hembree threw 62 pitches in four scoreless innings of relief in the contest.

Escobar, 22, has started two games for Pawtucket since the trade. In his first outing on July 31, he went six innings giving up one earned run on five hits and struck out five batters in a no decision. In his next outing on August 5, he went six innings giving up one run on eight hits and had another five strikeouts. Prior to the trade, Escobar had a 3-8 record with a 5.11 ERA in 111 innings for Fresno of the Pacific Coast League.  

The left-hander is currently ranked 18th on SoxProspects.com. Escobar has yet to appear in a major league game.