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Published On: May 29th, 2019

St. Cloud, MN – Former St. Cloud Rox pitcher Josh Taylor has been called up to Major League Baseball.

The Boston Red Sox officially announced Wednesday that they have called up Taylor, a left-handed pitcher that played in St. Cloud during the 2014 Northwoods League season.

Taylor is the third former Rox player to get called up to the major leagues. He is also the 28th former St. Cloud player to play in the MLB, which is the most among Northwoods League franchises.

Taylor appeared in 19 games for the Pawtucket Red Sox at the Triple A level this season. In 21.2 innings of work, he struck out 29 batters, carrying a 2.91 earned run average while earning three saves.

The 26-year-old played in 10 games for the Rox during the summer of 2014, starting all 10 and posting a 3.82 earned run average. Taylor finished with 51 strikeouts in 44.2 innings. The Georgia College alum from Phoenix, Arizona signed as a free agent with Philadelphia Phillies organization in August of 2014. He also spent time in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization from 2015-2018 before being traded to the Boston Red Sox organization.

He pitched in one inning of relief for the Red Sox in his MLB debut Wednesday night against the Cleveland Indians, striking out one batter.

The Rox home opener is Saturday, June 1 at 7:05 p.m., featuring post-game fireworks presented by Coborn’s. The first pitch will be thrown out by World Series Champion and former Minnesota Twin Steve Lombardozzi. To view and download the full 2019 Rox schedule, click here.

All single games tickets – including to the home opener – can be purchased now in person at the Rox Ticket Office located at the Municipal Athletic Complex, by calling the Rox Ticket office at 320-240-9798 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or 24 hours a day by visiting www.stcloudrox.com.

The St. Cloud Rox are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 25-year old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, over 200 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (MIA).  All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.stcloudrox.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Rox as your favorite team.