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Boston Red Sox Set To Call Up Veteran Brandon Phillips From AAA Pawtucket

Boston Red Sox Set To Call Up Veteran Brandon Phillips From AAA Pawtucket, Activate Rafael Devers Off The Disabled List

With the AAA season coming to a close this afternoon, the Boston Red Sox have decided to promote veteran infielder Brandon Phillips to the major league roster effective September 4th. The 37 year old veteran has been with the organization since June 27th when the Red Sox signed him to a minor league contract.

Since he has been with the organization, Phillips has seen time with Low-A Lowell, and AAA Pawtucket. While with the Lowell Spinners, he hit .318 with 1 home run and 7 runs batted in over 6 games. On July 14th, the Red Sox promoted him to AAA Pawtucket. While with the Paw Sox, he has hit .302 with 4 home runs and 19 runs batted in over 38 games. Since August 8th, he has batted .376 with a 1.000 OPS.

Brandon Phillips is eligible for the postseason roster for the Red Sox because he was within the organization before September 1st. The fact that he wasn’t on the 25 or 40 man roster before that date means nothing. But it is very unlikely that the veteran will be on the post season roster considering the other options the Red Sox have within the organization.

This call up of Phillips was more to congratulate him on sticking it out in the minor leagues and being such a great presence in the clubhouse down at McCoy Stadium. He won’t be getting a ton of playing time with so many other options at the major leagues, and Phillips knows that. But they loved his attitude and that’s why he’s getting the call up.

Red Sox To Activate Rafael Devers Off Of The Disabled List

Along with Brandon Phillips being promoted to Boston after the AAA season concludes Monday afternoon, the Red Sox will activate infielder Rafael Devers as well. Devers has been on the disabled list for Boston since August 17th with a left hamstring strain and has been with AAA Pawtucket on a rehab stint since August 29th.

In 5 games with AAA Pawtucket on his most recent rehab stint, he has hit .294 with 1 home run and 2 runs batted in.

On Sunday night, Devers had his most impressive rehab game with the Paw Sox since he started this current rehab. In 4 at-bats, he made hard contact 3 times and had 2 base hits to show for it. Paw Sox manager Kevin Boles said that it was the best that Devers has looked in this rehab stint.

Devers has one more rehab start with the PawSox before he will be activated off of the disabled list on Monday afternoon. He is playing third base, batting third in the lineup.

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Evan graduated from Bryant University in May 2017. He originally joined Trifecta Network back in February 2016. Currently, he covers the Pawtucket Red Sox for Trifecta along with appearing as a guest on Trifecta Networks podcasts.

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