Red Sox roster moves: Steve Pearce recalled after setback, Trevor Kelley called up

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By WEEI 93.7

Returning stateside from a fairly unsuccessful trip to London over the weekend, the Red Sox announced a series of roster moves during Monday’s off-day.

First baseman Steve Pearce was recalled from his rehab assignment in Pawtucket after suffering a setback. The 2018 World Series MVP has really struggled to swing the bat Triple-A, and has missed the last couple of games with the Paw Sox. Infielder Tzu-Wei Lin finished his rehab assignment and was optioned to Pawtucket after he was reinstated from the IL.

Right-hander Mike Shawaryn, who started his major career fairly well through his first six outings in Boston, was optioned back to Pawtucket after back-to-back shellings against the Blue Jays and Yankees. Shawaryn gave up three runs as part of Boston’s bullpen collapse against Toronto on June 22, and was charged with eight runs in a disastrous inning and a third against New York in London.

Meanwhile, right-hander Trevor Kelley, who’s impressed at Triple-A this season with a 0.96 ERA in 37.2 innings in Pawtucket, was selected to the active major league roster and will likely make his major league debut this week.

First baseman Sam Travis, who made the trip to London to fill the 26th roster spot afforded to the Red Sox for the weekend, was returned to Pawtucket.