Drew up, Cecchini down among Red Sox roster moves
Though the moves are not official, there are several reports of roster moves as the Red Sox embark on a nine-game road trip to Cleveland, Detroit and Baltimore.
Mike Carp is headed to the 15-day disabled list, apparently with a broken right foot. Carp was injured when he fouled a ball off his foot last week against the Atlanta Braves. Though initial reports were negative, the problem obviously is unresolved.
Carp played Friday night and was hit on the hand by Tampa Bay’s David Price, which resulted in a bench-clearing showdown between the rival clubs when umpires failed to eject Price after warning both dugouts.
Daniel Nava will return to the Red Sox after having been optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket yesterday for the second time this season. A switch-hitting outfielder, Nava also is a capable first baseman.
Garin Cecchini will return to Pawtucket just one day after promoting him to the majors. Although Cecchini did not start the game, he was inserted into the lineup at third base when Dustin Pedroia was ejected for arguing a strike call. His debut was prosperous. He collected his first hit in the majors, an opposite field double in the bottom of the seventh inning that drove in Brock Holt for the Red Sox’ final run in the team’s 4-0 win over the Rays. He also started a pretty 5-3 double play.
Shortstop Stephen Drew, reacquired through free agency May 21 and optioned to a minor league rehab assignment two days later, will be activated and meet the club in Cleveland.
Rookie outfielder Alex Hassan, who also collected his first major league hit in today’s win, remains with the parent club.
Red Sox players on the disabled list currently include:
Clay Buchholz, hyper-extended left knee (May 27)
Felix Doubront, left shoulder strain (May 21)
Ryan Lavarnway, broken hamate bone in left wrist (May 30)
Will Middlebrooks, fractured right index finger (May 17)
Mike Napoli, finger sprain (May 24)
Shane Victorino, hamstring strain (May 24)
Steven Wright, sports hernia (60-day disabled list); was assigned Friday to a rehab assignment in Pawtucket.