Tazawa Recalled By Boston
The Red Sox announced Sunday that not only have they placed right-handed pitcher Scott Atchison on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to June 14) due to right forearm tightness, but they have recalled PawSox reliever Junichi Tazawa.
Over his last six appearances (9 2/3 IP), Tazawa had not allowed an earned run while surrendering four hits, walking two, and striking out 16. During that span he is also 2-for-2 in save situations.
Tazawa, 26, begins his second stint with Boston this season. He did not allow a run in five relief appearances with the Red Sox, with four strikeouts, no walks and five hits allowed over 6 1/3 innings from April 18-30.
He leads Triple-A relief qualifiers with an average of 11.91 strikeouts per 9.0 innings (56 K/42 1/3 IP) in 25 relief appearances for the PawSox this season, going 3-2 with four saves and a 2.55 ERA (12 ER).
Tazawa is active for the Red Sox Sunday in Tampa Bay.