Gomez called up; Doubront to DL

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Gomez called up; Doubront to DL

Mauro Gomez looks to be back with the Red Sox in New York.

The call-up is believed to be part of a corresponding move that would send pitcher Felix Doubront to the disabled list.

Mauro Gomez here, presumably taking spot of LHP Felix Doubront who could go on DL retro to Aug. 10. RedSoxTalk Sean McAdam(@Sean_McAdam) August 18, 2012

The 27-year-old corner infielder has hit .300 with 3 RBI in 9 games for the Red Sox this season.

Report: Red Sox eye ex-Oriole Pedro Alvarez for DH slot

Report: Red Sox eye ex-Oriole Pedro Alvarez for DH slot

The Red Sox have more or less withdrawn from the Edwin Encarnacion sweepstakes, with Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald noting that much of their reluctance hinges on the likelihood that they’d exceed the new $195 million luxury tax threshold by locking the DH into a lucrative deal. That doesn’t leave them without options, however, and FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman reported that the club could be interested in 29-year-old corner infielder Pedro Alvarez, as well as fellow free agents Mike Napoli and Matt Holliday.

After playing just 10 games at DH from 2010 to 2015, Alvarez suited up as the Orioles’ primary designated hitter and part-time third baseman in 2016. His defense is sub-par, to say the least, but he batted .249/.322/.504 with 22 home runs for Baltimore in 2016.

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