GC Baseball Alum Josh Taylor Called up to Boston Red Sox

Bobcat Baseball alum Josh Taylor
Bobcat Baseball alum Josh Taylor

BOSTON – Georgia College Baseball alum Josh Taylor (2014) realized every young baseball player's dream Wednesday, getting the call to join the active roster for the Boston Red Sox.

Taylor had been lighting up Triple A Pawtucket as a lefty reliever, owning a 2.91 ERA over 19 games this season. He had only allowed one earned run in his last 10 appearances, posting a win and three saves overall with 29 strikeouts over 21 1/3 innings.

He and righthander Colten Brewer were brought up from Pawtucket, as first baseman Mitch Moreland went on the injured list and righty pitcher Travis Lakins was sent down.

Taylor becomes the first Bobcat to don a major league jersey since Michael Antonini (2007) joined the Los Angeles Dodgers bullpen in 2012.

Taylor spent one season in a Bobcat uniform in 2014, starting 15 games with a 7-4 mark and 5.62 ERA. He struck out 57 over his 83 1/3 innings.

That season, he made an immediate impact, spinning six shutout innings in his very first start, a win over King University. He went eight frames against Georgia Southwestern State University with just one earned run on six hits as well.

The Red Sox take on the Cleveland Indians at home tonight at 6:10 p.m.

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