Going into the third game of their four-game set against the Los Angeles Angels, the Red Sox did a little roster shuffling for Wednesday’s contest at Fenway Park, including activating catcher David Ross from the 15-day DL and sending Dan Butler back to Pawtucket.
The other addition the team made to the big league squad was recalling outfielder/first baseman Alex Hassan from the PawSox.
Hassan is embarking on his second stint with the Red Sox this season; he started two games for the Red Sox from June 1-3, starting in right field while going 1-for-7 with a walk and a run scored.
In 104 games with the PawSox this season, Hassan has hit .282 with eight home runs and 50 RBIs. His 29 doubles and 104 total hits both lead the team, while his 50 RBIs has him tied for the team-lead with Garin Cecchini.
The Milton-native who was born in Quincy was selected by the Red Sox in the 20th round of the 2009 June Draft.
To make room for Hassan, reliever Steven Wright was optioned back to Pawtucket. Called up to Boston on Sunday, Wright pitched four innings in the Sox’ 8-1 loss to the Astros that day, allowing one run on four hits with no walks and four strikeouts.