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Red Sox promote 1B prospect Sam Travis

The Boston Red Sox have promoted top prospect Sam Travis from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Travis, 23, is batting .286 with four home runs and 14 RBIs in 33 games this season at Pawtucket and has exclusively played first base throughout his minor-league career.

A second-round draft pick in 2014, Travis recently was rated as Boston's fourth-best prospect and the No. 98 overall prospect in baseball by ESPN's Keith Law.

The Red Sox optioned pitcher Hector Velazquez to Pawtucket on Tuesday to create a roster spot for Travis.