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Ernesto Frieri returned to the closer's role Friday and earned his fourth save with a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts against the Blue Jays.
Pick up Frieri now if you are lucky enough to find him on your waiver wire and hope that he has corrected his mechanics enough to hold onto the job going forward. He still has stellar strikeout upside, which he has displayed even when he had his struggles closing out games in his first go around as the team's closer.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
The Red Sox are looking for an opportunity to give Brian Johnson his major league debut.
Johnson has a 2.92 ERA and 8.76 K/9 over 49 1/3 innings here in his first go-around with Triple-A Pawtucket. While the Red Sox would like to give him a taste of the majors, they'd obviously prefer to have a stronger rotation and not need to dip into their farm system as much as they have already. Steven Wright and Eduardo Rodriguez are getting a look right now. Should they fail and the struggles at the back end of the rotation continue, then perhaps we'll see Johnson at some point. Analysis: Howard Bender