Tazawa sent down; Sox call up McBeth

The Red Sox today recalled righthanded pitcher Marcus McBeth from Pawtucket and optioned righthanded pitcher Junichi Tazawa to the Rookie-Level Gulf Coast League Red Sox.

McBeth, 29, had a stint with the Red Sox earlier this season, July 31 through Aug. 1, though he did not appear in a game. He is 2-2 with three saves and a 2.70 ERA in 42 games (one start) for the PawSox this year.

Originally selected by Oakland in the fourth round of the 2001 Draft, McBeth made all 23 of his career Major League appearances for Cincinnati in 2007, going 3-2 with a 5.95 ERA.

Tazawa, 23, went 2-3 with a 6.65 ERA in five games (four starts) for Boston. He is in his first professional season after signing with the Red Sox as an amateur free agent on Dec. 11, 2008.

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