RED SOX RECALL LEFT-HANDED PITCHER
JALEN BEEKS FROM TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET
Club Options Right-handed Pitcher William Cuevas to Pawtucket
BOSTON, MA – Prior to tonight’s game against the Texas Rangers, the Boston Red Sox recalled left-handed pitcher Jalen Beeks from Triple-A Pawtucket. To make room on the 25-man roster, the club optioned right-handed pitcher William Cuevas to Pawtucket following last night’s game.
Beeks, who turns 25 years old today, made his major league debut on June 7 against the Detroit Tigers in his first big league stint, taking the loss after giving up six runs in 4.0 innings. Named a 2018 International League All-Star, the left-hander is 5-5 with a 3.05 ERA (28 ER/82.2 IP) in 15 starts for Pawtucket this season, most recently allowing three runs in 5.1 innings at Rochester on July 4. He ranks among International League leaders in strikeouts (2nd, 110), WHIP (2nd, 1.08), opponent batting average (4th, .214), and ERA (5th). Selected by Boston in the 12th round of the 2014 June Draft, Beeks was named 2017 Red Sox Minor League Pitcher of the Year and entered the 2018 season ranked by Baseball America as the organization’s No. 11 prospect.