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Top Red Sox pitching prospect Brayan Bello set to make MLB debut

Bello has averaged 12.6 strikeouts per nine innings with Triple-A Worcester.

Brayan Bello
Brayan Bello with the Worcester Red Sox in June. Barry Chin/Globe Staff

The Red Sox defeated the Rays on Monday, 4-0. Trevor Story hit his 13th home run of the season. Boston plays Tampa Bay again tonight at 7:10 p.m.

Brayan Bello’s Red Sox debut is set for Wednesday: With each passing start for the Triple-A based Worcester Red Sox in 2022, 23-year-old pitching prospect Brayan Bello has generated an increasing amount of excitement for those hoping his Major League debut wasn’t far off.

And on Monday evening, Bello got the call. According to MassLive’s Katie Morrison, he will start at Fenway Park on Wednesday against the Rays.

In his nine appearances for Worcester (eight of which were starts), Bello has compiled a 6-2 record with a 2.81 ERA. He has also notched an impressive 72 strikeouts in 51.1 innings pitched.


Bello is currently the team’s top rated pitching prospect, and is ranked fourth overall among all prospects in the team’s minor league system.

Trivia: Who is the last Red Sox player to win the MLB Rookie of the Year Award?

(Answer at the bottom).

Hint: 2007.

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