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Red Sox call up third-base prospect Cecchini

Left-handed hitter will provide club with infield depth until Drew is ready

BOSTON -- The recent youth movement at Fenway Park will add yet another new face on Sunday, as third baseman Garin Cecchini was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket.

To make room for Cecchini on the roster, the Red Sox optioned righty reliever Alex Wilson back to Pawtucket. was first to report the recall of Cecchini, a move that was announced by the club Sunday morning.

Cecchini, one of the best pure hitters in Boston's farm system and its No. 4 prospect according to, is hitting .278 with a homer and 21 RBIs in 198 at-bats for Pawtucket.

The left-handed hitter will provide Boston with depth in the infield until shortstop Stephen Drew rejoins the club in the next few days.

The earliest Drew can be recalled by the Red Sox is Monday.

With Brock Holt red-hot at the plate, Boston might have the luxury of giving Drew more time to get ready for the season.

The Red Sox re-signed Drew as a free agent on May 21 and optioned him to the Minor Leagues two days later so he could get enough at-bats to be ready for the season.

Ian Browne is a reporter for Read his blog, Brownie Points, and follow him on Twitter @IanMBrowne.
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