Pat Light

Position: RHP
Born: 3/29/1991
Height: 6'5
Weight: 195
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Drafted in the first round (#37 overall) of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft (BOS)

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: 0-0 with a 4.05 ERA in five games at Pawtucket (Triple-A), striking out 10 while walking three and allowing three hits over 6.2 innings.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Pawtucket along with LHP Henry Owens on April 24 when LHP Roenis Elias and RHP Noe Ramirez were sent down.
MLB Debut Date: 4/26/2016

Debut Details
April 26, in an 11-4 win against the Braves. The last of two pitchers to come on in relief of starter David Price, he pitched the bottom of the ninth inning after the Red Sox had posted five runs in the top of the inning to allow for some breathing room. In that one inning, he gave up two runs, both earned, on two hits, and walked one. He gave up a single to the first batter he faced, Drew Stubbs, and Erick Aybar followed with another single, before pinch-hitter Mallex Smith walked to load the bases with no outs. Stubbs scored on a ground out by Nick Markakis, while Aybar came home on a ground out by Daniel Castro, before Adonis Garcia also grounded out to end the game.

Player Notes
Light combined to go 3-5 with a 3.88 ERA in 47 games in relief between Portland (Double-A) and Pawtucket in 2015, striking out 67 in 62.2 IP while walking 37 batters. After pitching primarily as a starter, going 8-6 with a 4.83 ERA in 25 starts between Greenville (Class A) and Salem (High A) in 2014, he moved to the bullpen full time in 2015. Injuries, including a torn hamstring, interrupted his climb, but his mid-to high-90s fastball and splitter combination help him profile well for a role in the back end of the bullpen.