BOSTON, MA - The Boston Red Sox today recalled infielder Brock Holt from Triple-A Pawtucket. To make room for him on the 25-man roster, infielder Jonathan Diaz was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket following last night's game against the Angels. Holt, who will be available for tonight's game against the Angels at 10:05 p.m. ET, will wear No. 26.
Executive Vice President/General Manager Ben Cherington made the announcement.
Holt, 25, joins the Red Sox for his first major league stint of 2013. In 60 games for Pawtucket this year, he has hit .263 (55-for-209) with four doubles, one home run, and 18 RBI. Defensively for the PawSox, he has appeared in 30 games at second base, 23 games at shortstop and seven games at third base. Holt was acquired by Boston from the Pittsburgh Pirates along with right-hander Joel Hanrahan in exchange for right-handers Mark Melancon, Stolmy Pimentel, infielder Ivan DeJesus Jr., and infielder/outfielder Jerry Sands on December 26, 2012.
Diaz, 28, made his major league debut in a start at third base for the Red Sox against Toronto last Saturday at Fenway Park. He has appeared in five games (one start) for Boston and was hitless in four at-bats with two runs scored. Diaz scored the game-winning run as a pinch-runner in Sunday's 5-4 walk-off victory over the Blue Jays. With Pawtucket this season, Diaz was hitting .242 (44-for-182) with eight doubles, two triples, two home runs, 21 RBI, and 24 walks in 55 games.