BOSTON -- The Red Sox recalled infielder Brock Holt and right-handers Brayan Villarreal and Steven Wright from Triple-A Pawtucket, and all three will be active for Tuesday night’s game against the Orioles. The call-ups bring the active roster to 36.
Holt is making his third appearance with Boston this season. He hit .203 with 11 RBIs and a stolen base in 23 games earlier in the year, playing both third base and second base. The 25-year-old hit .258 with three homers and 24 RBIs in 83 games for Pawtucket.
Villarreal, acquired in the trade that sent shortstop Jose Iglesias to Detroit, walked the only batter he faced in his lone stint with the Red Sox on Aug. 20. In 39 minor league outings between Pawtucket, Single-A Lowell and Detroit’s Triple-A Toledo, the 26-year-old was 2-3 with two saves and a 2.60 mark. Villarreal has struck out 86 batters in 75 innings in the majors.
Wright, 28, is 2-0 with a 5.40 ERA in four appearances with Boston, including a start at Houston on Aug. 6 in which he lasted just one inning. The knuckleballer went 8-7 with a 3.46 ERA in 24 starts during the regular season for the PawSox. He did not allow an earned run in 11 innings during Pawtucket’s postseason run.