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September Call-Ups Begin: Red Sox Recall Patterson, Richardson, Saltalamacchia

SEATTLE - JULY 22:  Eric Patterson #3 of the Boston Red Sox hits a game winning two RBI double in the thirteenth inning to defeat the Seattle Mariners 8-6 at Safeco Field on July 22 2010 in Seattle Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE - JULY 22: Eric Patterson #3 of the Boston Red Sox hits a game winning two RBI double in the thirteenth inning to defeat the Seattle Mariners 8-6 at Safeco Field on July 22 2010 in Seattle Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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With rosters expanding, the Red Sox have made their first round of September call-ups, promoting Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Dustin Richardson, and Eric Patterson from Triple-A Pawtucket, per a Scott Lauber tweet.

More call-ups--of the "cup of coffee" variety--are likely to follow as the Pawtucket Red Sox finish their season on Monday. For now, though, the Sox are just bringing back some guys that got lost recently in the injury shuffle.

In a nine game rehab stint with Pawtucket after suffering an infection in his leg, Jarrod Saltalamacchia has managed a line of .278/.350/.500 with a home run, four walks, and nine strikeouts. Eric Patterson has only hit .235/.278/.471 in four games, while Dustin Richardson has thrown seven scoreless innings with eight strikeouts and three walks.

Likely candidates to receive call-ups at the end of the season include Lars Anderson, Josh Reddick, Michael Bowden, Mark Wagner, and Dusty Brown. With space to spare on their 40-man roster and even more available with some easy 60 day DL moves given all the players the Sox have lost for the season.

For more on potential call-ups, check out my piece on SBN Boston.