October 1, 2023

Crimson Sox

Outfielder Jarren Duran will doubtless be headed to the injured checklist.

Worcester MA 8/16/23 Worcester Crimson Sox Wilyer Abreu in opposition to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders at Polar Park. Picture by Matthew J. Lee/Globe Employees

The Boston Crimson Sox are reportedly calling up outfield prospect Wilyer Abreu, per SportsMedia’s Augusto Cárdenas and MassLive’s Christopher Smith.

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Abreu will virtually definitely take the roster spot of outfielder Jarren Duran, who will transfer to the 10-day IL with a left toe contusion, per The Boston Globe‘s Julian McWilliams. Duran injured his toe throughout the sixth inning of Sunday’s recreation in opposition to the New York Yankees after making an attempt to climb a wall to catch a house run from Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres.

Regardless of a number of stories claiming that Abreu will obtain his first invitation to the large leagues, Crimson Sox supervisor Alex Cora wouldn’t affirm the choice to ship Duran to the IL.

“We’re speaking about it,” Cora informed reporters after Monday’s recreation, per Smith. “Jarren goes to get an MRI tomorrow, see the place we’re at after which we’ll determine what we do.”

This promotion couldn’t come at a greater time for Abreu, the Crimson Sox’ No. 17 prospect in response to MLB Pipeline. Abreu is in the midst of an unimaginable month, going .424/.528/.949 with 9 house runs and 29 RBIs in August. He had been so dominant over the previous few weeks that he was named the Worldwide League Participant of the Week for the week of August 7-13.

Abreu takes satisfaction in his season and the award he received final week, and stated they’re the results of exhausting work and perseverance.

“In the event you work exhausting and also you give attention to the issues that you just’re doing,” Abreu informed Boston.com, “I feel you may get one thing like this.”

Abreu may make his main league debut in opposition to his former group, the Houston Astros, on Tuesday at 8:10 p.m.