Reliever Trevor Kelley Called Up By Red Sox

Boston Red Sox Press Release

TORONTO – The Boston Red Sox have made the following roster moves:

  • Right-handed pitcher Mike Shawaryn was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket following yesterday’s game against the Yankees.
  • First baseman/outfielder Sam Travis was returned to Pawtucket after serving as the club’s 26th man for the London Series against the Yankees, June 29-30.
  • First baseman/outfielder Steve Pearce (low back strain) had his injury rehabilitation assignment recalled today.
  • Infielder Tzu-Wei Lin was returned from his injury rehabilitation assignment today, reinstated from the injured list, and was optioned to Pawtucket.
  • Right-handed pitcher Trevor Kelley will be selected to the active major league roster tomorrow from Pawtucket. Kelley will wear No. 71.

A corresponding move will be made tomorrow to add Kelley to the 40-man roster.

President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.

Shawaryn, 24, made eight relief appearances for Boston, five of which were scoreless, in his first-ever stint on a major league roster. The right-hander, who had his contract selected from Pawtucket on May 30, made his big league debut on June 7 against the Tampa Bay Rays. A fifth-round selection in the 2016 June Draft, Shawaryn fanned a batter in all eight of his outings with Boston for a total of 20 strikeouts in 12.2 innings (14.21 SO/9.0 IP). He will return to the PawSox where he has gone 1-2 with a 3.72 ERA (23 ER/55.2 IP) in 10 starts.

Travis, 25, has hit .194 (6-for-31) with two RBI in 10 games for Boston this year over his three stints with the club. He last appeared for Boston on Sunday against the Yankees in London and finished 2-for-4 with an RBI as the starting left fielder. Travis, who made his first-ever Opening Day roster with the Red Sox in 2019, will rejoin Pawtucket where he has hit .270 (53-for-196) with 13 doubles, one triple, 5 home runs, and 28 RBI in 57 games. Travis was a second-round selection by Boston in the 2014 June Draft.

Pearce, 36, has appeared in nine rehab games between Short-A Lowell and Pawtucket since June 14. With the Red Sox, he has batted .180 (16-for-89) in 29 games this season, which includes a 9-for-26 stretch (.346 AVG) with a .938 OPS in nine games since May 19. Originally selected by Pittsburgh in the eighth round of the 2005 June Draft, Pearce reached 10 years of major league service time on May 22. He has appeared in 766 major league games with the Pirates (2007-11), Orioles (2012, ’13-15, ’16), Yankees (2012), Astros (2012), Rays (2016), Blue Jays (2017-18), and Red Sox (2018-19).

Lin, 25, batted .286 (10-for-35) with three doubles, five RBI, and four walks over a pair of injury rehab stints with the PawSox. For Boston this season, the left-handed hitter has batted .200 (4-for-20) with two doubles and one RBI in 13 games over his two stints in the big leagues. Overall with Pawtucket, Lin has hit .286 (18-for-63) with six doubles and eight RBI in 17 games. Lin is just the second Taiwan-born player to appear in a game for the Red Sox.

Kelley, 25, was elected to the International League All-Star team this past Thursday. In his 28 appearances for the PawSox in 2019, the Rhode Island native has posted a 5-2 record with four saves, a 0.96 ERA (4 ER/37.2 IP) and 34 strikeouts. In his last 19 appearances since May 16, he has allowed only one earned run over 21.1 innings (0.42 ERA). Kelley was a 36th round selection by Boston in the 2015 June Draft out of the University of North Carolina. He made eight scoreless appearances (3.2 IP) for the Red Sox in major league spring training this year. Kelley’s selection to the roster will mark his first-ever stint on a major league roster.