Red Sox to call up Beato, Stewart, Valencia

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Red Sox to call up Beato, Stewart, Valencia

The Red Sox are planning to call up right-handers Pedro Beato and Zach Stewart and infielder Danny Valencia on Friday. All three have already made appearances for the major league team this season. Beato, who was acquired from the Mets in August for catcher Kelly Shoppach, appeared in one game, pitching two innings to earn the win against the Royals on Aug. 26. Stewart, acquired in June for third baseman Kevin Youkilis, made one start, taking the loss Aug. 29 in Anaheim, going three innings, giving up nine runs. Valencia, acquired from the Twins in August, appeared in four games, playing third base.

Left-hander Drake Britton, right-hander Stolmy Pimentel, and outfielder Che-Hsuan Lin are the only remaining players on the 40-man who have not been called up in September. Britton and Pimentel did not pitch above Double-A this season. Lin appeared in seven games for the Sox earlier this season, most recently on Aug. 25. Combined, he went 1-for-6, playing right field and center field.

Carrabis: Red Sox have nothing to lose calling Moncada up now

Carrabis: Red Sox have nothing to lose calling Moncada up now

Jared Carrabis and Lou Merloni join SNC to discuss the Boston Red Sox calling up top prospect Yoan Moncada, and how they think the Sox should use him.

Red Sox will call up No. 1 prospect Yoan Moncada on Friday

Red Sox will call up No. 1 prospect Yoan Moncada on Friday

The season-long awaited arrival of Yoan Moncada to Boston has finally come with Wednesday night announcement of the Red Sox’ prospect being called up for Friday.

John Farrell alluded to potentially promoting the 21-year-old in his press conference prior to Wednesday’s game, remarking that the team needed “better production” at third base -- Moncada’s new home.

“The minor league season ends [soon], so is there benefit to him just being here? The answer to that is yes,” Farrell said before Wednesday’s win. “Do you weigh playing 'X' number of games per week versus what he could be doing at Portland or Pawtucket? Well, that goes away [with the minor league regular seasons end].

"So, again, by all accounts, there's nothing but positives that could come out of experience here -- if that were to happen.''

He’ll be formally added Friday as a September call-up, and cannot be added Thursday because Boston has the day off.

Moncada will also be eligible for the playoffs with the call-up, with the Wednesday night midnight deadline not applying because Moncada was already part of Boston’s organization.

Ranked the No. 1 overall prospect by MLB.com, Moncada played for both Single-A Salem and, most recently, Double-A Portland this season. In his 44 games with Portland, Moncada hit .285 (49-for-172) with 11 home runs, six doubles, three triples and 27 RBI. Moncada was also 9-for-13 in stolen base attempts for the Seadogs.

"In the cases we've talked about, it has been beneficial to us for the young player to come up. They find a way to contribute in a meaningful role. 

"Without saying that [Moncada's promotion] is a definite, there's a lot [of positives] going for it.''

Moncada joins Andrew Benintendi to get the call to the Red Sox straight from Portland. Prior to Benintendi’s injury, the 22-year-old was batting .324 (22-for-68) with eight extra-base hits.
 
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