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Red Sox rookie had funny way of learning about callup

Alex Cora speaking at the MLB Winter Meetings

Dec 11, 2018; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora talks to the media during the MLB Winter Meetings at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Clark-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Red Sox prospect Jeter Downs got the call to the majors on Monday, but he quite literally almost missed it.

Downs, a 23-year-old middle infielder, was called up by the Red Sox on Monday to fill the final spot on the roster. He said he initially missed a phone call from Triple-A manager Chad Tracy, as his phone was in do-not-disturb mode. Tracy roasted him once the two finally connected, too.

You never know when you’re going to get the call. Unfortunately for Downs, it came at a pretty inconvenient time, clearly. The good news is it worked out for him anyway and he was able to join the team ahead of Monday’s game against Detroit.

Good thing Downs already had his manager’s number. He didn’t have to experience anything like this NFL draft pick did.

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