BOSTON, MA - The Boston Red Sox today recalled right-handed pitcher Alex Wilson from Triple-A Pawtucket. To make room for him on the 25-man roster, right-handed pitcher Anthony Ranaudo was optioned to Pawtucket following yesterday's game at Cincinnati.
Executive Vice President/General Manager Ben Cherington made the announcement.
For Wilson, 27, this marks his fifth stint with the Red Sox this season. He has appeared in three games for Boston, all in relief, allowing two runs in 5.1 innings for a 3.38 ERA. Wilson is 6-1 with a 4.35 ERA (20 ER/41.1 IP) and five saves in 35 relief appearances for the PawSox this year. Eight of his last 11 appearances beginning on June 28 have been scoreless, going 5-0 with a 1.96 ERA (4 ER/18.1 IP) in that time. A second-round selection by the Red Sox in the 2009 June Draft, Wilson has appeared in 29 major league games, all since the start of 2013, and is 1-1 with a 4.64 ERA (17 ER/33.0 IP) and 25 strikeouts.
Ranaudo, 24, is 2-0 with Boston this season after earning the win in yesterday's game against the Reds. He has a 4.50 ERA (6 ER/12.0 IP) in two starts with the Red Sox this year. Over two stints with Pawtucket, he is 13-4 with a 2.58 ERA (36 ER/125.2 IP) and 104 strikeouts compared to 50 walks. He leads the International League in wins and ranks among league leaders in ERA (2nd), WHIP (3rd, 1.18), and opponent average (1st, .215). Signed as a supplemental round selection in the 2010 June Draft, he is 34-18 with a 3.47 ERA (166 ER/430.1 IP) and 375 strikeouts in 82 career minor league outings, including 81 starts.