The Boston Red Sox have placed reliever Matt Thornton on the 15 day disabled list with an oblique strain. Thorton was acquired from the Chicago White Sox after losing left-hander Andrew Miller for the rest of the season, and has made 10 appearances for Boston, giving up two runs on 12 hits over 8 1/3 innings with two walks and six strikeouts.
In 50 total appearances this year, he has a 3.47 ERA, holding left-handed hitters to a .221 average.
“Talking to the guys that have had it — I’ve never had anything like this in my career before — and everyone said they tried to come back too quick and it doubles the time coming back again,” Thornton said. “So I didn’t want that. I need to be fresh and really healthy when I’m back out there.”
The Red Sox have recalled Pedro Beato has been recalled from Triple-A to take his place in the bullpen.