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De La Rosa answers the call for Red Sox

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With their bullpen in desperate need of a fresh arm after pitching 22⅔ innings over the past five games, the Red Sox called up 24-year-old righthander Rubby De La Rosa from Triple A Pawtucket.

De La Rosa was scheduled to start in for the PawSox on Saturday. To make room, the Sox optioned Pedro Beato to Pawtucket

De La Rosa, as one of the pieces the Red Sox received in return for Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, and Adrian Gonzalez in the trade that defined a dismal 2012, came to the Sox with a high profile. But the Red Sox have been cautious with De La Rosa, who is two years removed from Tommy John surgery.

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