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Red Sox place Ryan Sweeney on DL with foot injury

Jun 18, 2012, 10:47 AM EST

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Ryan Sweeney is the latest Red Sox outfielder to hit the disabled list, joining Carl Crawford, Jacoby Ellsbury, Cody Ross, and Jason Repko on the shelf after initially playing through a foot injury.

Ian Browne of MLB.com reports that Sweeney has an “irritation in the sesamoid bone in his left foot” and rather than letting him continue to play at less than full strength the Red Sox shut him down and recalled Ryan Kalish from Triple-A.

Bobby Valentine called Sweeney “a trooper” and credited him for a willingness to play hurt in an outfield decimated by injuries, but he recently needed a cortisone shot and was in the midst of a 5-for-31 (.161) slump.

Acquired from the A’s in the Andrew Bailey-for-Josh Reddick swap, Sweeney hit .292 with zero homers, 17 doubles, and a .733 OPS in 52 games and lately had been filling in as a center fielder.

  1. proudlycanadian - Jun 18, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    Cody Ross is expected to be activated from the DL early this week.

    • wendell7 - Jun 18, 2012 at 11:07 AM

      They also called up Ryan Kalish yesterday and he started for the Sox in Chicago last night. I like this kid, hope he sticks on the major league club.

      • plummer2512 - Jun 18, 2012 at 12:06 PM

        I think Kalish is the starting right-fielder next year and if he can stay healthy should remain on the roster for the rest of this season platooning in RF and backing up the other two positions when Crawford and Ellsbury return.

      • wendell7 - Jun 18, 2012 at 1:46 PM

        Agreed!

  2. Jeremiah Graves - Jun 18, 2012 at 12:08 PM

    Plus y’all have Scotty Pods doing the damn thing as per the usual. Getting on base. Running like a madman. Etc…

    • papalurchdxb - Jun 18, 2012 at 12:28 PM

      we did until he pulled his groin last night – poor guy looked gutted. He’s been better than advertised and you have to feel sorry for him.

      • Jeremiah Graves - Jun 18, 2012 at 12:46 PM

        Rough stuff, especially after he spent all of last season try to claw his way back into the bigs.

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