Red Sox promote Triple-A Worcester field prospect Jeter Downs

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Infield prospect Jeter Downs promoted to Red Sox originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

Jeter Downs could make his major league debut with the Boston Red Sox as early as Monday night against the Detroit Tigers.

The Red Sox announced Monday that they have recalled Downs from Triple-A Worcester. To make room for Downs on the big league roster, they designated right-hander James Norwood for assignment.

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Downs is Boston’s No. 5 ranked prospect, according to MLB Pipeline. The 23-year-old infielder was acquired in the blockbuster 2020 trade that sent superstar outfielder Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

During the 53-game season with the WooSox, Downs reduced .180/.297/.397 with 11 homers, 21 RBIs and 11 stolen bases. It will likely be a short stint on the Red Sox roster for the Downs, as Kike Hernandez and Christian Arroyo are set to be activated from the injured reserve.

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The first pitch of the Red Sox’s series opener against the Tigers is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET at Fenway Park.

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