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Tuesday, 07 May 2013 20:52

Red Sox recall Allen Webster and place Joel Hanrahan on the Disabled List

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Red Sox Shakeup


After Monday’s dramatic win, The Red Sox made a flurry of moves that started with placing closer Joel Hanrahan on the disabled list and calling up righty Allen Webster from Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday. Hanrahan has been hit with the injury bug and this will be his second stint on the disabled list in the young season. He is 0-1 with four saves, a 9.82 ERA, and five strikeouts over nine relief outings for the Red Sox overall in 2013. This is Hanrahan’s first season with the Red Sox after being traded from the Pirates in the off-season.

Webster is 1-0 with a 2.70 ERA (6 ER/20.0 IP) in four starts for the PawSox this year, compiling 26 strikeouts compared to six walks while holding opponents to a .171 average (12-for-70). Webster was a part of the Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez and Josh Beckett trade and was the big piece coming back to the Red Sox. Webster is projected to be a solid four starter in the future with a ceiling of becoming a solid number two starter if he keeps developing his secondary pitches.

Felix Doubront who was scheduled to start is moving to the bullpen beginning Tuesday night. This move comes as a shock as Doubront has pitched pretty well in the young season but according to CSNNE.com both moves are for the short term.  Webster will take Doubront's place in the rotation and will start Wednesday night vs. the Twins.