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Aug 24, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox pitcher

Heath Hembree

(37) delivers a pitch during the sixth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

The Red Sox acquired Heath Hembree as part of the Jake Peavy deal in 2014. Hembree saw some service times with the Giants and with Boston in 2014. The proverbial cup of coffee.

The Red Sox brought up Hembree early in the season and when he left to return to Pawtucket his ERA sat at 40.50 (no typo) after a one game disaster. At 26-years-old Hembree is in a very delicate position for his career as questions about his value at the ML level certainly are present.

The hard throwing Hembree works out of the PawSox bullpen and has been close to untouchable and with the continued turmoil on the Red Sox staff Hembree could get another look. How long that look will be depends on performance and team needs.

Sources: Sox Prospects and baseball-reference.