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After a series of successive injuries, the Red Sox made six roster moves Friday to add some health to the active roster.
The big ones are that Shane Victorino (hamstring) and Will Middlebrooks (lower back) were placed on the 15-Day Disabled List. Victorino left Monday’s game in Chicago after running out to right field, and the 32-year-old missed a week earlier in the season with a lower back injury. Middlebrooks left Thursday’s game after the fourth inning after striking out for the second time.
The third and more positive swap was behind the plate. The Red Sox activated David Ross from the 7-Day Concussion list, while Ryan Lavarnway was optioned to AAA Pawtucket.
Alfredo Aceves will take Victorino’s spot on the roster, meaning the Red Sox will be operating with four outfielders. José Iglesias will replace Middlebrooks, and he will probably split time with Pedro Ciriaco to fill the third base slot in the line-up.
Aceves was sent down the day after giving up seven earned runs in 3 1/3 innings on April 23. The 30-year-old went 2-1 in four starts with a 3.13 ERA.
Iglesias, after hitting .450 in six games with the big club, was hitting .202 in 33 games before Friday’s recall. News was abuzz when he took grounders at third base in AAA, and now that work at the hot corner will come in use.
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Every day that passes is another that indicates the Boston Red Sox should have and still should place Shane Victorino on the disabled list. Of course, this is only true if he is not close to a return - and unfortunately, that seems to be the case. Yet, the Red Sox are still uncertain whether they will place Victorino on the DL.
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Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks exited last
night’s contest against the Cleveland Indians due to back spasms, according to
John Tomase of The Boston Herald.
The back spasms were a lingering issue for Middlebrooks, as
manager John Farrell told reporters after the game that the third baseman
initially sustained the injury when he slipped leaving the batter’s...
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Phillies fans will be disappointed next week when the Phillies take on the Boston Red Sox. Former Phillies outfielder and current member of the Red Sox Shane Victorino has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained hamstring. The depleted Red Sox are now without third baseman Will...
The Boston Red Sox had an extremely busy day Friday, as they overhauled more than 10% of their active roster. To begin with, Boston placed third baseman Will Middlebrooks and outfielder Shane Victorino on the disabled list. Middlebrooks joined the list due to lower back spasms which never is a very easy thing to predict as far as time missed. This very well could turn into a bothersome...
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