The Boston Red Sox are gradually introducing Logan Allen to pro baseball, and the Fletcher teenager is handling it well.
Allen made his third and longest appearance yet for the rookie Gulf Coast League Red Sox on Wednesday in Fort Myers, Fla.
Allen (0-0 with a 1.50 earned-run average and six strikeouts in six innings), pitched three shutout innings with two hits and five strikeouts. The GCL Red Sox (24-12) beat the Tampa Bay Rays rookie team, 4-0.
Allen made his pro debut on July 22. The left-hander was selected in the eighth round of June’s major league draft.