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Castro on his way as Reddick optioned

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  June 25, 2010 01:40 PM

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To shore up their pitching staff after Thursday night's slugfest in Denver, the Sox have recalled lefty Fabio Castro from Triple A Pawtucket and optioned OF Josh Reddick back to the minors.

This from the release:

Castro, 25, will be in his second stint with the Red Sox this season, also April 27-28, but has not appeared in a game with the club. He has made 17 appearances (five starts) for the PawSox this year, going 3-5 with a 6.65 ERA, 36 strikeouts and 22 walks. The lefthander is 3-2 with a 4.26 ERA in his 12 relief appearances and is 1-1 with a 3.46 mark in his last eight outings, all out of the bullpen. Castro is in his first season in the Sox organization after signing as a free agent in December. In 30 career major league games (one start) over parts of two seasons with Texas (2006) and Philadelphia (2006-07), he is 0-1 with one save and a 3.30 ERA.

The 23-year-old Reddick was recalled Tuesday for his third stint with the Red Sox and started each of the last three games in right field, going 1 for 8 with a walk. In 11 games overall with Boston in 2010, he is 4 for 25 (.160) with a double, triple, two RBIs, two runs, and a walk. He has also appeared in 57 games with the PawSox this season, hitting .218 (47 for 216) with 6 home runs and 27 RBIs.

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