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Ranaudo called up to start for Red Sox today

The Boston Red Sox recalled right-hander Anthony Ranaudo from Triple-A Pawtucket yesterday.

Ranaudo, 24, is scheduled to start at Cincinnati today. Right-hander Brandon Workman originally was scheduled to make that start, but he is being pushed back after pitching in relief during Boston’s 5-4, 19-inning loss against the Angels in California on Saturday.

Ranaudo fills the roster spot opened up when left-hander Edwin Escobar was optioned to Pawtucket on Monday.

This is Ranaudo’s second stint of the month with Boston. He got the win in a start against the Yankees on August 1, allowing four hits and two runs with four walks and two strikeouts in his major-league debut.


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