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June 9, 2015 at 3:36 PM

Report: Pat Light promoted to Pawtucket

Hard-throwing right-handed reliever Pat Light has been promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket, according Alex Speier of The Boston Globe.

Light has had a fantastic start to his 2015 season after being moved to the bullpen. The 6-foot-5 Light has a 2.43 ERA with 32 strikeouts and 11 walks in 29 2/3 innings pitched for Portland, and opponents are hitting just .168 against him at the Double-A level. Light has touched the high 90's with his fastball at times and has reintroduced a splitter, which he had used before being drafted out of Monmouth College in the first round of the 2012 draft, to great effect. Director of Scouting Ian Cundall featured Light in a scouting update on the Red Sox high minors relievers a couple weeks ago.

Light gave up his first earned run in a month on Sunday, going 11 straight appearances without surrendering a run. Since giving up three runs in three innings on April 22, he has given up just two in his last 20 2/3 innings over 17 appearances, allowing eight hits and nine walks while striking out 21.

Photo Credit: Pat Light by Kelly O'Connor

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