Boston Red Sox President of Baseball Operations David Dombrowski announced today that the team has recalled infielder Marco Hernandez from Pawtucket and optioned right-hander Pat Light to the same club.
Hernandez began the season as the BoSox No. 19 rated prospect, according to MLB.com, and this will be his second stint in the majors this year. In his big league debut on April 17 he went 1-2 with a walk, a stolen base and a run scored. In 13 games with Pawtucket, he hit .333 (16-48) with a .396 on-base percentage, four doubles, and one triple, reaching base via hit or walk in each of his appearances.
Originally signed by the Cubs as an amateur free agent in 2009, the lefty-swinger was the player to be named in a trade that sent Felix Doubront to Chicago. A career .281 hitter over seven minor league seasons, the Dominican Republic native racked up 115 doubles, 30 triples, 26 home runs, and 260 RBI in 590 games.
Light is also one of Boston’s top prospects, MLB No. 18, being taken in the first round, 37th overall, in 2012. This season he appeared in just one game allowing two runs in a single inning of work. Over five seasons in the minors, he is 12-17 with a 4.63 ERA and 1.40 WHIP. With the Pawsox, the 25-year old had no record in five relief appearances with a 0.90 WHIP.
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