Craig Breslow

Craig Breslow activated from paternity leave, Travis Shaw optioned, Robbie Ross recalled, INF Jeff Biachi DFA'd, Luis Jimenez signs in Korea

Mike Petraglia
June 15, 2015 - 3:20 pm

When the Red Sox weren't busy defending themselves before Monday's series opener with the Braves at rainy Fenway, they were making several roster moves. The club activated lefty reliever Craig Breslow from paternity leave and optioned infielder Travis Shaw. Breslow, 34, was placed on paternity leave on Friday. He has no record and a 4.03 ERA with 18 strikeouts in 18 relief appearances for the Red Sox this season. His 22.1 innings pitched rank third in the Boston bullpen and 12th among AL left-handed relievers. Shaw, 25, went 0-for-1 as a defensive replacement at first base yesterday after being recalled for his second career major league stint prior to the game. The left-handed batter is hitless in three at-bats over two career major league games, also on May 8 in Toronto. In 56 games for the PawSox this season, he has hit .256 (54-for-211) with eight doubles, two triples, five home runs, 26 RBI, and 22 walks, appearing in games at third base (30 games), first base (22), and left field (3). The Red Sox also recalled left-handed pitcher Robbie Ross Jr. from Triple-A Pawtucket. To make room for him on the 25-man roster, infielder Jeff Bianchi was designated for assignment. Ross was made active in time for the series opener against the Braves. This is already the fifth different stint for Ross this season. The 25-year-old has a 5.29 ERA with 12 strikeouts and no record in 15 relief appearances for the Red Sox. The left-hander, who made the Red Sox Opening Day roster this year, last appeared for the major league club on May 30 at Texas, allowing two runs over 3.0 innings in relief with three strikeouts. In four games over three stints with Pawtucket this year, Ross has allowed three runs in 7.0 innings (3.86 ERA) with six strikeouts. Bianchi, 28, appeared in three games over two major league stints with the Red Sox, going 0-for-2 while seeing action at shortstop and third base. The right-handed batter began the season with 17 games for Pawtucket, hitting .302 (16-for-53) with two doubles, four RBI, and six runs scored. Defensively for the PawSox, he appeared in nine games at second base, five at shortstop, three in left field, and one at first base. He also threw 3.0 innings of relief on April 12. For his major league career, Bianchi has appeared in 165 games between the Milwaukee Brewers (2012-14) and Red Sox (2015), batting .215 (81-for-377) with 11 doubles, one triple, four home runs, and 40 RBI. Elsewhere, Red Sox infielder Luis Jimenez had his contract acquired by the LG Twins, a Korean team in the KBO League. Jimenez was selected off waivers from Milwaukee at the start of May and played in one game with the Red Sox before being sent to Triple-A. Jimenez was hitting .140 in 14 games with Triple-A Pawtucket. Red Sox outfielder Carlos Peguero refused minor league assignment but re-signed with the organization on Monday. Peguero was purchased from Texas on May 27, batting .200 in four games with the Red Sox before being designated for assignment, which removed him from the 40-man roster. The Red Sox attempted to outright Peguero to Triple-A Pawtucket, but he refused the assignment. He chose to sign a free-agent contract and reported to Pawtucket.