Red Sox Recall Kevin Cash
RED SOX ACTIVATE CATCHER KEVIN CASH FROM 15-DAY DISABLED LIST;
OPTION CATCHER DUSTY BROWN TO TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET
BOSTON, MA — The Boston Red Sox today activated catcher Kevin Cash from the 15-day disabled list. The club also announced that catcher Dusty Brown was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket following last night's game. Cash will be available for tonight's game against the Seattle Mariners at Fenway Park.
The announcements were made by Executive Vice President/General Manager Theo Epstein.
Cash, 32, has been on the disabled list since August 11 (retroactive to August 9) due to a left hamstring strain. He appeared in two rehab games between Triple-A Pawtucket and Short-A Lowell, going 2-for-8 (.250) with a double, RBI and run scored. Acquired from the Houston Astros on July 1, Cash has gone 8-for-54 (.148) with a double, run and five walks in 20 games for the Red Sox in 2010. He's played all 20 games at catcher, including 17 starts. Cash also appeared in 19 games behind the plate (18 starts) and pitched 1.0 inning for Houston this season, hitting .204 (11-for-54) with two home runs and four RBI.
The 28-year-old Brown has appeared in one game with the Red Sox since he was recalled from Pawtucket on August 19, tallying a two-run double on August 20 against Toronto after entering the game as a defensive replacement at catcher. In seven games overall with Boston in his two stints with the club this season, he is 3-for-12 (.250), catching in all seven contests including three starts. Brown has hit .219 (47-for-215) with 16 doubles, seven home runs, 28 RBI, 30 runs and 26 walks in 64 games with the PawSox this season, appearing in 60 games behind the plate.