Red Sox pitching prospect Jalen Beeks to debut on Thursday

Boston Red Sox

Red Sox manager Alex Cora said pitching prospect Jalen Beeks will be called up from Triple-A Pawtucket to make his major league debut on Thursday at home against the Tigers, Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reports.

Beeks, 24, is the No. 15 prospect in Boston’s system, according to MLB Pipeline. The Red Sox selected him the 12th round of the 2014 draft. This season, with Pawtucket, the lefty compiled a 2.56 ERA with an 80/14 K/BB ratio in 56 1/3 innings across 10 starts.

Drew Pomeranz was placed on the 10-day disabled list due to biceps tendinitis, so Beeks is making a spot start. He will most likely return to Triple-A following Thursday’s start.