Ahead of Monday night's game versus the Texas Rangers, Red Sox President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski announced the club is recalling left-handed reliever Bobby Poyner from Triple-A Pawtucket.
In two big league appearances this year, Poyner has allowed two runs in one inning of work. Though he has struggled against MLB competition, Poyner has dominated in the minors, pitching 8.1 scoreless innings in his previous six appearances.
The Red Sox selected Poyner in the 14th round of the 2015 MLB Draft. Since then, Poyner has recorded a 3.86 ERA in 23.1 innings.
To make room for Poyner on the 25-man roster, the Sox optioned southpaw Josh Taylor to Pawtucket. In five appearances with the Red Sox, Taylor allowed six runs in five major league innings pitched.
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