Misfortune apparently has struck the Boston Red Sox’s clubhouse.
The team placed reliever Matt Barnes on the bereavement list Thursday and will add shortstop Xander Bogaerts to it before the Red Sox’s game against the Tigers in Detroit on Friday. As a result, reliever Noe Ramirez and infielder Marco Hernandez have been recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket.
Both Bogaerts and Barnes have enjoyed some success in Boston’s first two games, with the shortstop going 2-for-4 with two stolen bases against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Opening Day before going 0-for-5 on Wednesday in a game that was scoreless until the 12th inning. Barnes on the other hand, was shaky in the home opener, allowing two inherited runners to score in 2/3 of an inning, but he pitched a 1-2-3 inning with a strikeout Wednesday.
As for Ramirez and Hernandez, both have some major league experience already. Ramirez has pitched in 31 games for the Sox between 2015 and 2016, compiling a 5.19 ERA and 1.69 WHIP. Hernandez made his Major League Baseball debut last April and put up a .294 average (15-for-51) with 11 runs, a home run and five RBIs in 40 games.
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