BOSTON, MA – Prior to tonight’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays, the Boston Red Sox recalled left-handed pitcher Darwinzon Hernandez from Triple-A Pawtucket. To make room on the 25-man roster, the club optioned right-handed pitcher Ryan Brasier to Pawtucket.
President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.
Hernandez, 22, made his major league debut this season and has appeared in two games (one start) over three stints with Boston. Ranked by MLB.com and Baseball America as the Red Sox’ top pitching prospect, he has recorded 11 strikeouts in only 5.1 innings at the major league level. In 17 appearances (12 starts) between Double-A Portland and Pawtucket this season, the left-hander is 2-6 with a 5.02 ERA, a .206 opponent batting average, and 12.40 strikeouts per 9.0 innings. Each of his four outings in July has come in relief for the PawSox, as he has allowed only one run with one hit, one walk, and six strikeouts over 4.1 innings during the month.
Brasier, 31, has posted a 4.24 ERA (19 ER/40.1 IP) with seven saves in 44 relief appearances for the Red Sox this season. Signed by Boston as a minor league free agent on March 2, 2018, he earned the 2018 Lou Gorman Award, given annually to the Red Sox minor leaguer who has demonstrated dedication and perseverance in overcoming obstacles while working his way to the major league team. Brasier was originally selected by the Los Angeles Angels in the sixth round of the 2007 June Draft and has since appeared in 85 major league games between the Angels (2013) and Red Sox (2018-19), going 4-3 with a 2.93 ERA (27 ER/83.0 IP).