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Ryan Weber pitched six solid innings in his start Friday night for the WooSox, but the bullpen faltered in the ninth inning.

After a rough week on the mound, the Red Sox are making a change to their pitching staff. On Sunday morning, the team called up Ryan Weber from Triple-AAA Worcester. To make room for Weber, the team designated Brandon Brennan for assignment.

This will be Weber’s first major league stint of the season. After spending parts of 2019 and 2020 with the club, the righty was DFA’ed over the offseason and reassigned to Triple-AAA.

Weber appeared in seven games for the WooSox this year, making six starts. In 35 innings he recorded a 4.63 ERA, but allowed just two runs in seven innings in his last start. In Boston, he’s expected to fill a long relief role. In 17 big league outings last year (five starts) Weber had a 4.40 ERA and 1.35 WHIP in 43 innings.

Brennan – who was originally called up on June 10 – heads back to the minors after making just one appearance for the Red Sox. In a three-inning relief outing, he allowed five baserunners but no runs.

Despite their recent struggles, the Red Sox bullpen has been one of the better units in baseball to this point in the season. They rank seventh in the Majors a 3.49 ERA, and their eight losses is the second-fewest in the American League.

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