Velazquez was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket to start Thursday's game against the Athletics, Evan Drellich of CSN New England reports.

As expected, Velazquez will be summoned from the minors to make his major-league debut. He posted a strong 1.55 ERA and 20:5 K:BB in five starts with the PawSox, and he'll look to carry that success into his start at the pitcher-friendly O.co Coliseum. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, Steven Wright was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.

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