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Suddenly, it’s raining Jews in Boston

By Scott Barancik/Jewish Baseball News

Two days ago, there were no Jews on the Boston Red Sox’s roster.

Ryan Kalish had been sent back to AAA Pawtucket on July 8 after a mediocre three-week stint. Beloved infielder Kevin Youkilis had been traded to the Chicago White Sox on June 25. There was no simche at Fenway.

Suddenly, though, it’s raining Jews in Boston.

Tuesday (7/31/2012) was a twofer. The Red Sox recalled Kalish after outfielder Ryan Sweeney landed himself on the disabled list by punching a door. They also acquired reliever Craig Breslow in a last-minute trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

And today they called up catcher Ryan Lavarnway, the club’s No. 3 prospect, to fill the roster hole left by injured outfielder Daniel Nava.

No telling how long Kalish and Lavarnway will stay, of course. But it’s not often you see a team’s 25-man roster add three Jewish players in two days.

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