While the announcement hasn’t been made official yet, the Boston Red Sox have called up Daniel Bard from Triple-A Pawtucket according to a report in the Providence Journal.
This highly-touted prospect has been outstanding for the PawSox this season. He’s 1-0 with a 1.13 ERA and 6 saves in 11 games. He has struck out 29 batters in 16 innings and can easily reach 100 MPH on the radar gun. He’s been the closer for Pawtucket.
The Red Sox will not only have to take someone off the 25-man roster in Boston to make room for Bard, but they’ll also make a move to put Bard on the 40-man roster.
So is this the end of the Javier Lopez era in Boston? To me he’s the most likely candidate to be removed from the 25-man and 40-man rosters.
Breaking news: Daniel Bard called up [Providence Journal]