Jeff BaileyWith Jacoby Ellsbury being sent down last night, the Red Sox had to make a corresponding roster to move to replace him. While I and many others thought it might be a pitcher, Extra Bases is reporting that PawSox first baseman Jeff Bailey has been called up and will start tonight in Detroit.

The move to me makes sense given that Kevin Youkilis is still bothered by a quad injury and hasn’t played in a few days. This will allow him to rest and be ready for the second half of the season.

Bailey is hitting .250 with 9 homers, 40 RBI and 6 stolen bases down in Pawtucket. Bailey was originally a 2nd round draft choice of the Florida Marlins in 1997. He signed with the Red Sox as minor league free agent in the fall of 2003. He will be making his MLB debut tonight.