Prior to Saturday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays, the Boston Red Sox placed right-handed pitcher Nathan Eovaldi on the 10-day injured list with a loose body in the right elbow, retroactive to April 18. To fill Eovaldi’s spot on the active 25-man roster, the club recalled left-handed pitcher Bobby Poyner from Triple-A Pawtucket.
President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.
Eovaldi, 29, is 0-0 with a 6.00 ERA (14 ER/21.0 IP) in four starts this season, with the Red Sox going 3-1 in his outings. Most recently, the right-hander allowed one run (unearned) in 6.0 innings Wednesday at Yankee Stadium, striking out six batters and walking one. Acquired by Boston on July 25, 2018, Eovaldi has made 160 major league appearances (152 starts) for the Dodgers (2011-12), Marlins (2012-14), Yankees (2015-16), Rays (2018), and Red Sox (2018-19).
Poyner, 26, has pitched 6.1 innings over five games with the PawSox this season, allowing six hits and three runs (4.26 ERA) with 13 strikeouts and five walks. He last pitched Wednesday against Buffalo, striking out six batters in 2.0 innings with one run allowed. Selected by Boston in the 14th round of the 2015 June Draft, Poyner made the Red Sox’ 2018 Opening Day roster and appeared in 20 games in his big league debut, striking out 24 batters and walking only three with eight runs allowed in 22.1 innings (3.22 ERA).