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Boston Red Sox Claim Right-Hander Santo Luis from the Chicago White Sox

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 28:  Santo Luis of the Chicago White Sox poses during photo media day at the White Sox spring training complex on February 28, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Peter DouglasCorrespondent IApril 14, 2010

For the second time in his professional career, right-handed pitcher Santo Luis has been claimed by a team named Sox.


During the Minor League portion of the 2007 Rule Five Draft, the White Sox claimed the Dominican Luis from the Houston Astros.


Now the Red Sox have claimed the 6-6, 240-pound Luis off waivers from the Chicago White Sox and optioned him to Double-A Portland.


The oft-injured infielder Jed Lowrie was assigned to the 60-day disabled list in order to clear room for Luis on the 40-man roster.


In 47 games with the 2009 White Sox affiliate Winston-Salem Dash, the 26-year-old Luis posted a 4.34 ERA and an impressive 12.7 K/9 ratio. While saving 14 games and dealing 56 innings of relief, Luis walked 3.7 batters per 9 innings pitched and served up 11 homers.


Excluding the year’s first outing, Luis would have owned a 3.54 ERA. Among all Minor League closing relievers, Luis’ strikeout ratio ranked No. 1.


Pitching for the Sea Dogs will mark Luis’ first venture into the Double-A level.


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