The Red Sox have added depth to their battered bullpen by calling up righthander Jose De La Torre. The news came from general manager Ben Cherington on WEEI this morning.
De La Torre, 27, has appeared in 10 games for Triple A Pawtucket. He has allowed three earned runs on five hits with 10 walks and 17 strikeouts over 17.1 innings.
De La Torre has no major league experience. He was acquired from the Indians for infielder Brent Lillibridge last July 24.
The Red Sox invited De La Torre to spring training. He appeared in five games, pitching six innings and striking out six with three walks.
De La Torre joined Puerto Rico for the World Baseball Classic and pitched well in six games there, striking out 12 and walking one over 5.2 innings.
Via email, Cherington said he was working on the 40-man roster move to make room for De La Torre.