Red Sox Place Padilla On DL, Recall Mortensen

August 8, 2012 12:00 AM
Red Sox Place Padilla On DL, Recall Mortensen
" BOSTON (CBS) – The Red Sox placed reliever Vicente Padilla on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday, recalling right-hander Clayton Mortensen to take his place.

Padilla, out with tightness in his right arm, was 4-1 with a 4.62 ERA out of the Sox bullpen this season, often providing some much-needed spot-relief for Boston. In 41 relief appearances, Padilla recorded 43 strikeouts to just 11 walks.

“Padilla has a little soreness in his biceps,” manager Bobby Valentine said prior to Wednesday’s game against the Texas Rangers. “Probably could pitch on Friday, but we just aren’t willing to take the chance of going short the next couple of days "

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