Red Sox Lose Matt Thornton to DL With Oblique Strain

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Boston Red Sox newsThe 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.