Final Pawtucket Red Sox grades

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May 25, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Boston Red Sox pitcher Heath Hembree (37) delivers a pitch during the eighth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. The Twins win 7-2 over the Red Sox. Mandatory Credit: Marilyn Indahl-USA TODAY Sports

The Bullpen

Noe Ramirez is a September call-up after a decent Pawtucket season operating primarily out of the bullpen. Ramirez finished with a 4-1 record and a 2.32 ERA collecting three saves and keeping the walks at an uncomfortable BB/9 of 3.80. Ramirez could be in the hunt for a Boston job in 2016. Grade B

Heath Hembree checks in with a 0-5 record as a closer in the IL. Not very impressive. Digging a bit deeper there were eight saves, a nice 2.27 ERA and a WHIP of 1.04. Hembree, acquired in the trade of Jake Peavy, owns a very respectable fastball and has once again been summoned to Boston. Grade B

A rude awakening for Jonathan Aro with a brief Boston stay that resulted in an astronomical 11.57 ERA, but this is not about Boston. At Pawtucket Aro was a reliable bullpen operative who could work multiple innings. In 26 games Aro had an impressive 1.03 WHIP, a pair of saves (three blown) and a strikeout per inning. Grade B

Dayan Diaz (2-1, 1.89) has been around pro ball since 2006 and the 26-year-old righty pitched some impressive ball out of the PawSox bullpen appearing in 28 games and tossing 57 innings. Grade B+

Pat Light (2-4, 5.18, 2 SV) moved up from Portland (1-1, 2.43, 3 SV) to Pawtucket to work out of the bullpen. The 24-year-old right-hander has been plagued by walks at Pawtucket with 26 in 33 innings to explain a 1.73 WHIP. Grade D-

Robby Scott, Jorge Marban and Madison Younginer all incomplete.