Monday, July 2, 2018

Red Sox Call-Up 27-Year-Old Pitcher William Cuevas From AAA Pawtucket

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Apparently to cauterize the gaping wounds in their starting rotation—most notably injuries to Drew Pomeranz and Steven Wrightthe Red Sox have called up right-hander William Cuevas from their AAA farm club. Of course, in addition to those injuries we've witnessed the recent troubling ineffectiveness of both Eduardo Rodriguez and David Price. So far this season, the 27-year-old Cuevas has made 15 starts—going 5-5 with a 3.65 ERA. Over 86.1 innings pitched, he's yielded just 77 hits and fanned 67 batters. Opponents are hitting just .238 against him. In a previous 2016 stint with the big club, Cuevas was 0-1 with a 3.60 ERA out of the bullpen. Last season he had a brief cup of decaffeinated cappuccino with the Tigers (1/3 of an inning), before being shipped to the Marlins organization and then re-signing with the Red Sox just before last Christmas. Hey, for late-inning pinch-hitting purposes, Cuevas is also a switch-hitter. Forget that last part.