Elias was recalled by the Red Sox on Thursday, Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald reports. With Clay Buchholz temporarily being moved out of the bullpen and into the rotation, the club made the move to call Elias back up. The 28-year-old has spent some time with the big league team this season, allowing 10 earned runs off 11 hits and five walks over 5.2 innings of work.
Elias (back) allowed two runs on four hits and three walks while striking out five in 4.2 innings for Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday. Elias had been placed on the 7-day disabled list for a back issue, but has returned and is starting for the PawSox. If the Red Sox feel the need to bolster their starting staff, it's unlikely they'll do so with a minor league starter like Elias. He could make his way north as a September callup.
Elias was placed on the 7-day DL on Sunday with a back strain, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports. Brian Johnson will be promoted to Pawtucket to take Elias' spot in the rotation. It's not clear if the Triple-A club expects Elias to miss more than the minimum amount of DL time, but in any event, he's not knocking on the door for another look from the big-league club. Elias has submitted an unremarkable 3.90 ERA and 1.48 WHIP across 90 innings with Pawtucket this season.
Elias was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday following his start against the Mariners, Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports. Elias took the loss Friday, allowing seven earned runs over just four innings on the mound. He'll likely have a chance later in the summer to make just his third major league appearance this season, although Clay Buchholz will take his spot in the rotation starting Wednesday.
Elias was recalled by the Red Sox on Friday in advance of his scheduled start against the Mariners, Jason Mastrodonato of The Boston Herald reports. The left-handed Elias will match up against his former team Friday for his first big league start of the 2016 campaign. In nine starts at Triple-A Pawtucket this year, Elias worked a 3.54 ERA with 60 strikeouts across 61 innings of work. He'll be going against a Mariners lineup that has a combined OPS of .730 against southpaws on the year.