Red Sox pitching prospect Mike Shawaryn gets called up to majors for first time

Ryan Hannable
May 30, 2019 - 4:16 pm

The Red Sox made yet another roster move prior to the series opener against the Yankees on Thursday.

Right-hander Hector Velazquez was placed on the 10-day injured list with a low back strain and to replace him on the roster the team selected Mike Shawaryn from Triple-A Pawtucket. If he gets into a game it will be his major league debut.

The 24-year-old is 1-2 with a 3.72 ERA in 10 starts for the PawSox this season, allowing three earned runs or fewer in nine of those starts and two earned runs or fewer in six.

Shawaryn was selected in the fifth round of the 2016 MLB draft and if one of the top pitching prospects in the system.

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