Alex Cora Reports Possible Debut Date for Top Red Sox Prospect
By Larry Rupp
The Boston Red Sox are need of a spot starter on Wednesday after veteran starting pitcher Rich Hill was placed on the injured list. Chris Sale is not ready to make his return and Michael Wacha is dealing with an arm injury, which may clear the way for a top pitching prospect to make his MLB debut.
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Manager Alex Cora told reporters that Brayan Bello is being considered as an option. The 23-year-old has been dominating the minor league circuit this season, posting a 10-4 record, 2.33 ERA and 1.04 WHIP across 15 appearances (14 starts). He has also logged 114 strikeouts in 85.0 innings pitched.
In fact, the No. 75 prospect in baseball put together back-to-back 10-strikeout games immediately after being called up to Triple-A in the middle of May. His two-seam fastball can reach up to 99 mph. However, it's Bello's slider and changeup that give him the confidence to shut down anyone in his way.
It's unknown whether Bello's ceiling is that of an MLB starter or reliever, but his pitch arsenal is nasty nonetheless. Wednesday's game is set to be against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Despite seeing an entire rotation's worth of arms go down, the Red Sox are still in position to earn an AL Wild Card Spot with a 44-35 record. Players simply continue to step up when needed. Boston has odds set at +3200 to win the World Series, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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