The Boston Red Sox selected pitcher Justin Germano from Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday and optioned fellow righty Clayton Mortensen to the minor league club.

Germano, 29, is 8-20 with a 5.02 ERA in parts of six previous seasons with the Padres, Reds and Indians.

He was signed as a minor league free agent in January and went 9-4 with a 2.40 ERA in 17 games for Pawtucket this season, including 16 starts.

Mortensen, 27, had a 1.35 ERA in eight games out of the bullpen for the Red Sox over two stints this season.