Ahead of Sunday’s contest between the Red Sox and Blue Jays, the Red Sox have called up Ryan Weber to the big-league squad from Triple-A Worcester.
To make room on the 40-man roster, it forced Brandon Brennan to be designated for assignment.
Weber, 30, has posted a 4.63 ERA this season in Triple-A Worcester during eight starts. He rejoins the Red Sox after spending parts of the past two seasons with the big-league club. In those two years (2019-2020), Weber has put up a 4.73 ERA in 35 games, and eight starts across 83.1 innings pitched.
The 30-year old right-hander was one of the better pitchers on the lackluster 2020 Red Sox, before being outrighted to Triple-A in November of 2020.
As noted by bloggingtheredsox.com’s Brendan Campbell, Brennan was DFA’d even with options still left to use.
Brennan, the 29-year old right-hander, tossed three scoreless innings in the Red Sox’ 7-2 loss Saturday in his first appearance with the Sox. The move seems more to get fresh arms on the table than anything, as it did when Phillips Valdez was sent down to Triple-A Worcester after tossing three innings in the previous two days.
The Red Sox have the next week to decide if they want to release, trade, or place him on waivers for the second time in a little over a month, after the Red Sox claimed him from the Mariners on May 3rd.