June 9, 2015 at 3:36 PM
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. SoxProspects.com 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