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Craig Breslow to make first major league start on Saturday


Brian MacPherson reports Red Sox reliever Craig Breslow will make his first major league start on Saturday, as the club needs a spot starter. He’ll be limited to 40 pitches in what will be a bullpen game versus the Orioles. Breslow had started once in his professional baseball career, in 2007 with the Pawtucket Red Sox.

Breslow, 35, has appeared in 43 games, posting a 4.53 ERA with a 42/21 K/BB ratio over 55 2/3 innings. The 10-year veteran is earning $2 million and will be eligible for free agency after the season.