Boston Red Sox

Feb 23, 2019; Fort Myers, FL, USA; Boston Red Sox third baseman Michael Chavis (65) singles during the second inning against the New York Yankees at JetBlue Park. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

By Matt McCarthy,

One of the Red Sox top prospects is set to make his Major League debut.

The team has called up infielder Michael Chavis from Pawtucket, as part of a roster shuffle in the wake of injuries to Dustin Pedroia and Eduardo Nunez.

Chavis, who spent most of his time in the minors playing third base, has seen some time at second base in Pawtucket to begin the season. He has also played first base the past few seasons.

The decision to call up Chavis comes just 24 hours after manager Alex Cora said the organization felt he needed more work at second base. The Red Sox hand seemed forced with three second baseman now on the injured list.

At the plate in Pawtucket, Chavis is hitting .250 with 4 home runs and a .954 OPS.

Lin, meanwhile, is batting .286 with a .748 OPS in Pawtucket.

Chavis, a first round pick by the Red Sox out of high school in 2014, entered the season as the number two prospect in the Red Sox system, according to our preseason rankings. He was suspended 80 games in 2018 after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.

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