With 1B John Olerud placed on the 15 day disabled list, Boston has called up former Met Robert Petagine.

Petagine (above), 34, ressurected his career with strong campaigns in Japan and was hitting .327 with 20 HR’s, 69 RBI’s and a .452 OBP at Pawtucket.

Perhaps as remarkable as Petagine’s long road back to the big leagues is Boston’s deployment of one-time bullpen mainstay Rich “El Guapo” Garces, currently pitching for the club’s Gulf Coast League rookie squad.