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Report: Red Sox Open Roster Space Ahead of Brayan Bello's Debut

Report: Red Sox DFA Hansel Robles to make room for Brayan Bello originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

Hansel Robles may have have thrown his last pitch in a Boston Red Sox uniform Tuesday night.

The Red Sox designated the right-handed reliever for assignment after Tuesday's loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, the Boston Sports Journal's Sean McAdam reports. The move opens up a roster spot for highly touted pitching prospect Brayan Bello, who is set to make his major league debut Wednesday night at Fenway Park.

Tomase: Exciting young prospect Brayan Bello could make an impact in Boston

Boston has seven days to trade, waive or release Robles, who owns a 9.19 ERA since April 29 and has allowed nine runs in his last six outings.

That lucky person could be you!

The 31-year-old right-hander, who joined the Red Sox in a deal with the Minnesota Twins at the 2021 MLB trade deadline, didn't allow a run over his first eight outings of 2022. He's been wildly inconsistent since then, however, and leads the Red Sox with six blown saves in eight chances.

Boston should get a bullpen reinforcement soon in Garrett Whitlock, who threw two innings of live batting practice Tuesday as he rehabs from right hip inflammation.

Meanwhile, Red Sox will get to see a rising young star Wednesday night in Bello, who is the top pitching prospect in Boston's organization and has struck out 114 batters over 85 combined innings this year in Double-A and Triple-A.

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