<
>

Owens promoted to Triple-A

Anthony Ranaudo isn’t the only Red Sox prospect getting promoted on Friday.

Left-hander Henry Owens, the No. 3-rated prospect in the Sox system, according to SoxProspects.com, has been elevated to Triple-A Pawtucket.

The 22-year-old Owens has spent the season up until now in Double-A Portland, where he’s posted dominant numbers (14-4, 2.60 ERA and 126 strikeouts in 121 innings) that have shown the team he’s ready for the next level.

He will make his first start with Pawtucket as soon as Sunday.

Ranaudo will make his major league debut tonight against the Yankees at Fenway.

Alex Speier of WEEI.com was the first to report the news.