Boston Red Sox promote top prospect Mookie Betts

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The Boston Red Sox have made another move to try and bolster their lineup and breathe life into their disappointing 2014 season. This time they have recalled one of their top prospects, infielder Mookie Betts.

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As reported by John Tomase of the Boston Herald:

"According to multiple sources, the Red Sox have summoned top prospect Mookie Betts from Pawtucket and he’ll be in New York when the team faces the Yankees tonight. There is not yet word on a corresponding roster move."

Betts is still considered an infielder, at least by trade, but he has done some work in the outfield recently in order to expand the ways that he can help the big league club. He will now join a revolving door of outfielders as the Red Sox finally hope to find somebody who can produce offensively from the outfield.

Betts has torn his way through the Red Sox system in 2014. In 56 games in Double-A he batted .355/.443/.551 with six home runs and 34 RBI. In an even shorter stint in Triple-A, Betts batted .322/.425/.444 with a couple home runs and 14 RBI. That brief stop was enough for the Red Sox to give him a shot.

Just this morning Buster Olney of ESPN noted that the horrible offense for the Red Sox has been one of the most surprising stories of the MLB season. He also noted that the Red Sox couldn’t be far from promoting Betts and fellow top prospect Christian Vasquez. On that same day, Betts was called up as the Red Sox take their another shot at relevance this season.