His first team, the Boston Red Sox, made a movie trailer playing his name off the “Chronicles of Riddick” movie with Vin Diesel. “It’s funny,” Josh told Yahoo Sports, “but I didn’t even know they were filming that at the time. I saw movie cameras all over the field for three days and I thought they were taping the whole team. So it was a surprise.”
In his first two big-league starts for the Boston Red Sox in 2009, Josh recorded four hits, including two doubles and his first home run in the majors. He was the first Red Sox player to hit a home run within his first three games since Billy Conigliaro in 1969.