Ross called up, should help Sox out west

Ross called up, should help Sox out west
August 19, 2013, 9:45 pm
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SAN FRANCISCO -- The Red Sox called up catcher David Ross and optioned Ryan Lavarnway back to Pawtucket.

Ross had missed the last two months on the DL after suffering a concussion.

"He's a guy that has handled our pitchers very well," said John Farrell of Ross. "He brings a lot of energy to our clubhouse, to the dugout. He's a guy who has a lot of history in the National League, with the teams we're going to go up against.

"This is a guy we had the intention of having a lot of games caught for us. Unfortunately, the two concussions have limited that. Thankfully, he's gotten past those and is ready to go. I think the 16-18 at-bats he had at (on minor league rehab at Portland and Pawtucket) is getting him back in the flow of things. We're excited to have him back here with us, active."

Farrell indicated that Ross would catch Tuesday night, allowing Jarrod Saltalamacchia to catch Wednesday's day game without a quick turnaround.

The Sox had to get both Bogaerts and Ross back on the 40-man roster. Andrew Bailey -- out for the year with shoulder surgery -- and Clay Buchholz were both moved to the 60-day DL.

Buchholz, who the Sox hope can return in the next few weeks, can have his move backdated, so it won't interfere with his return.