With the expectation of Dustin Pedroia‘s second child that could come any day now, the Red Sox are preparing themselves for when their all-star second baseman has to fly home to be with his family for the joyous occasion. As a result, the Red Sox announced they have recalled infielder Ivan De Jesus from triple-A Pawtucket.
De Jesus was recently acquired from the LA Dodgers as part of the blockbuster trade that sent three high-priced Red Sox to the West Coast. Since his arrival in Pawtucket, De Jesus has played in 7 games, collecting 10 hits in 26 at-bats. On the season that has seen him split the majority of his time between the Dodgers and Red Sox minor league teams, he hit a respectable .304 with an OBP of .324. He did appear in 23 games with the Dodgers this season, going 9-for-33 (.273) with 4 RBI.
As a result of the subtle injuries to Jacoby Ellsbury and Ryan Kalish, infielder Pedro Ciriaco will start Sunday’s game in left field. Yes, you read that right, Ciriaco will play left field today for the Red Sox. For the record, he has never started in the outfield before. Is this another one of Bobby’s bizarre lineup maneuvers or a result of the injury riddled year that has left this club shorthanded? Either way, it could be interesting to see Ciriaco in left field.