BOSTON (AP) The Red Sox recalled Matt Barnes from Triple-A Pawtucket to start their game Monday against the Cleveland Indians.
To make room, infielder-outfielder Garin Cecchini was returned to Pawtucket.
The 25-year-old Barnes made his first major-league start Monday. The right-hander had pitched 21 games in relief for the Red Sox this season.
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The club also optioned right-hander Ryan Cook to Pawtucket and recalled right-hander Heath Hembree.
Cook, acquired in a trade from Oakland at the non-waiver deadline, has made three relief appearances in two different stints on the roster.
The 26-year-old Hembree is with the club for the fourth time this season.