Good news for all those who are worried about the state of the Red Sox pitchers. Craig Hansen has been promoted to AAA-Pawtucket today. He's one step closer to making it to the bigs.
I hope Theo (who was in Pawtucket last night) got a good look at Lester. He should be capable of bringing more relief by the end of this season. But according to the Boston Globe, Theo was more interested in Corky Miller, who can catch the knuckleball.
Hansen promoted - Extra Bases - Boston.com
The Red Sox today promoted relief pitcher Craig Hansen from Double-A Portland to Triple-A Pawtucket and sent reliever Charlie Zink from Pawtucket to Portland.
The 22-year-old Hansen has been dominant for the Sea Dogs, going 1-0 with a 0.82 ERA in 5 games for Portland to begin his first full year in pro ball since being selected by the Red Sox in the first round of the 2005 draft.