Pawtucket glance: Who could help Red Sox?

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Mar 24, 2015; Jupiter, FL, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher

Brian Johnson

(78) delivers a pitch against the Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Brian Johnson has also displayed some dubious control with 16 walks in 36.2 innings, but Thursday night he tossed a 6.2 inning gem allowing no walks and fanning eight. Johnson’s fine effort lowered his ERA to 2.72 and WHIP to 1.16.

Johnson, like Owens, will not overpower hitters. Johnson mixes in an excellent curve and a reasonable slider and change to go with a low 90s fastball. Johnson is a physical presence at a listed 235 pounds and has a smooth delivery. You will not see Johnson have any clock violations as he is an extremely quick worker.

Can Johnson help this season? The Red Sox may just give the 24-year-old a shout out before the book is closed on the 2015 season – either as a one shot call up or a longer stint depending on the trials and tribulations of the Boston rotation.