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Red Sox place Victorino and Middlebrooks on DL, call up Aceves and Iglesias

May 24, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

Shane Victorino AP

David Ross is returning from a concussion tonight but the Red Sox are far from healthy, placing Shane Victorino and Will Middlebrooks on the disabled list.

Victorino has a strained hamstring and Middlebrooks has lower back spasms, and Boston has added infielder Jose Iglesias and right-hander Alfredo Aceves from Triple-A to replace them.

Iglesias, who’s normally a slick-fielding (and weak-hitting) shortstop, is starting at third base tonight in place of Middlebrooks, who hit just .201 with a .642 OPS in 46 games following an impressive rookie campaign last year.

Aceves returns almost a month after being banished to Triple-A, where he started four games with a 3.13 ERA and 21/11 K/BB ratio in 23 innings. He had an 8.66 ERA in 18 innings for the Red Sox before the demotion.

  1. foreverchipper10 - May 24, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    Ah, Alfredo Aceves is back. This oughtta be fun.

    • sabatimus - May 24, 2013 at 4:57 PM

      Fun for GlaxoSmithKline, maker of Tums.

    • jcmeyer10 - May 24, 2013 at 5:31 PM

      If you like living in a constant state of fear, it will be a blast!

  2. Griffinatemylunch - May 24, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    Hope Aceves got his confidence/swagger back so the Sox can showcase him and get something more than a bag of balls or used jock straps for him

  3. jlovenotjlo - May 24, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    After watching him at US Cellular Field earlier this week, it appears that Middlebrooks is merely suffering from 3rd base fielding spasms.

  4. proudlycanadian - May 24, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    I am happy to see old Evil Eyes back in a Red Sox uniform. Too bad about Victorino and Middlebrooks.

  5. tfbuckfutter - May 24, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    Well, good to see things are looking up.

  6. theskinsman - May 24, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    Maybe the rain will continue until they get back from the DL?

  7. aceshigh11 - May 24, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    Gee, that’s…great.

  8. badintent - May 25, 2013 at 1:49 AM

    Sox and Yankees having contest to see who can put the most players on DL. This is more than a full moon . I blame the Rays, Jays and Os. with a big assist from the IRS ,Holder and State Department for this crisis.

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