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Red Sox | Allen Webster could stick around

Boston Red Sox SP Allen Webster could remain with the team for a while depending on how long the bullpen remains depleted and how well he pitches. He tossed six scoreless innings with Triple-A Pawtucket last Friday and struck out nine hitters. SP Felix Doubront, who was moved to the bullpen temporarily, allowed 12 hits and six runs in 3 2/3 innings in his last outing and had decreased velocity. Doubront has walked 13 hitters in 18 1/3 innings in his previous three starts. Webster has struck out 26 hitters in 20 innings with Pawtucket, and scouts are saying that he has the best stuff of any pitcher in camp. If he pitches well Wednesday, May 8, he may be in line for an extended stay in the rotation.

Fantasy Tip: Thanks to Doubront's struggles, Webster may control his own destiny for an extended rotation stay. As a result, deep mixed leaguers should consider putting him on their roster. He warrants ownership in most AL-only leagues, too, for his upside.

2013-05-07 16:19:32 | Source: ESPNBoston.com - Gordon Edes

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