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Red Sox call up Kelly, Marrero and Scott; Hanigan returns from DL


Red Sox call up Kelly, Marrero and Scott; Hanigan returns from DL

No. 1 prospect Yoan Moncada won't be the only one joining the big league club now that rosters have expanded.

The Red Sox have announced that they've reinstated catcher Ryan Hanigan from the DL, called up shortstop Deven Marrero and pitcher Joe Kelly, and added LHP Robby Scott to the 40-man roster.

Ryan Hanigan is returning to the team after a stint on the disabled list with an ankle injury. He will be the third catcher on the roster (Bryan Holaday and Sandy Leon).

Joe Kelly (9-6, 7.62) was used as a reliever in his latest stint with the Red Sox. He allowed a run and four hits in 3 2/3 innings.

Marrero, a September call-up last year, has a .210 batting average with one home run and three RBI in 31 career major league games.

Left-handed reliever Robby Scott, 27, has been added to the major league roster after spending the entire season in Pawtucket. He has a 4-3 record and a 2.75 ERA in 78 innings in Triple A this season. The team will need to make a corresponding move.

Strong Grapefruit League debut for Price

Strong Grapefruit League debut for Price

David Price's Grapefruit League debut was nearly perfect.

The Red Sox left-hander pitched four scoreless innings, allowing a hit and a walk and striking out five in a 7-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in Fort Myers, Fla.

Price threw 55 pitches, 34 for strikes. He cruised through the first on nine pitches. He allowed the single and walk in the second.  

"It feels good. This is March 15 and I've never been able to have a four-pitch mix on March 15," Price told reporters after his start. "I've never been this far along in spring training even though I've only thrown in one game. I'm excited about that."

The Red Sox open March 29 at Tampa Bay, with Chris Sale likely to start. Price will likely pitch the second game of the season, March 30 at Tropicana Field.