MLB: A first hit for Triston Casas with the Red Sox

BOSTON — Playing his first game in major league baseball, Triston Casas hit a single in the Boston Red Sox’ 5-2 win over the Texas Rangers on Sunday.

Earlier in the day, the Sox brought in the first baseman, who is seen as one of the organization’s top prospects. Casas is a six-foot-four, 22-year-old guy. He hit his first big league hit in fifth.

Casas was with Worcester (AAA). He appeared in 284 matches in the minor leagues. He posted a .269 batting average, with 46 home runs and 181 RBIs.

« He’s going to play almost every day, » Red Sox manager Alex Cora said. We will get to know him and see what he can offer us. It is certain that the player, we love him. »

To make room for him in the lineup, the Red Sox demoted right-handed hitter Bobby Dalbec to Worcester. Dalbec, 27, had a .211 batting average with the Red Sox, with 11 home runs and 36 RBIs.

The Red Sox also recalled Josh Winckowski and he allowed two runs in four innings on Sunday.

The Red Sox have slim hopes of securing one of three additional playoff berths in the American. They are seven and a half games behind in the last place available.

In addition, the Rangers have designated pitcher Dallas Keuchel for assignment.

The 34-year-old Keuchel was 0-2 with a 12.60 ERA in two starts with the Rangers.

On Friday, he was charged with the backhand against Boston after giving up seven runs in four and two-thirds innings.

This season, in 14 starts with the Chicago White Sox, Arizona Diamondbacks and Rangers, he has a 2-9 overall record and a 9.20 ERA.

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