17-year-old makes Class A Sally League debut
Starting pitcher Anderson Espinoza (39) of the Greenville Drive warms up before his Class A debut in a game against the Savannah Sand Gnats on Saturday, September 5, 2015, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. Espinoza is a 17-year-old from Venezuela. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)
Espinoza was pulled from his Class A debut with one out in the fourth inning on Saturday after allowing three runs on four hits. He walked two and struck out four.
The Red Sox signed the Venezulean righthander in July 2014 and was called up to the Greenville Drive on Friday.
In 10 starts for the Gulf Coast League Red Sox this year, Espinoza posted a 0.68 ERA with three earned runs, 40 strikeouts and just nine walks.
Prior to the GCL, Espinoza posted a 1.20 ERA in four starts with the Red Sox lowest level affiliate in the Dominican Summer League.